Problem: Which of the following statements is false?(a) Gases are far less dense than liquids.(b) Gases are far more compressible than liquids.(c) Because liquid water and liquid carbon tetrachloride do not mix, neither do their vapors.(d) The volume occupied by a gas is determined by the volume of its container.

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We are asked which of the following statements is false


Analyze each: 

(a) Gases are far less dense than liquids.

  • Gases generally have less mass per volume. 
  • True


(b) Gases are far more compressible than liquids.

  • Having more volume per unit of mass, means that it is easier to compress.
  • True


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Which of the following statements is false?

(a) Gases are far less dense than liquids.

(b) Gases are far more compressible than liquids.

(c) Because liquid water and liquid carbon tetrachloride do not mix, neither do their vapors.

(d) The volume occupied by a gas is determined by the volume of its container.

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