Problem: Does the following diagram best describe a crystalline solid, a liquid, or a gas?

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We are asked to determine what the diagram best represents.

A diagram shows densely packed spheres with no regular shape or structure in their arrangement.


Recall:


Gas

  • Assumes both the volume and shape of its container.
  • Is compressible.
  • Flows readily.
  • Diffusion within a gas occurs rapidly.

Liquid

  • Assumes the shape of the portion of the container it occupies.
  • Does not expand to fill container.
  • Is virtually incompressible.
  • Flows readily.
  • Diffusion within a liquid occurs slowly.
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Does the following diagram best describe a crystalline solid, a liquid, or a gas?

A diagram shows densely packed spheres with no regular shape or structure in their arrangement.

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