States of Matter
States of matter is of prime importance to physicists. Everyday elements and compounds form three physical states of matter, however there are many other states, less common but equally important.
The liquid-crystal state of certain compounds has the properties of solids as well as liquids, and is the basis of electronic displays. More states are obtained when the particles are lighter.
The electrons in metals and ceramics undergo a change due to which electricity is conducted without dissipation.
Thus matter is classified mainly into three categories depending upon its physical state namely solid, liquid and gaseous states
Inter particular Forces
Strong Inter particular Forces
Comparatively weaker Inter particular Forces
Inter particular forces are negligible
Inter particular Space
Negligible inter particular space
Comparatively large inter particular space
Very large Inter particular space
Particle motion is restricted to vibratory motion.
Particle motion is very slow
Particle motion is very rapid and also random.
Packing of Particles
Particles are very Closely packed
Particles are loosely packed
Particles are very loosely packed
Very High Density
Very low density