# Can a liquid take the shape of anything?

## Can a liquid take the shape of anything?

Liquids. In a liquid, the particles are still in close contact, so liquids have a definite volume. However, because the particles can move about each other rather freely, a liquid has no definite shape and takes a shape dictated by its container.

Does a gas take the shape of its container?

A liquid can flow and take the shape of its container. Gases don’t have a fixed shape or a fixed volume. The particles move around all the time and spread out. This is why a gas fills its container.

What is the shape of gas?

Gas is a state of matter that has no fixed shape and no fixed volume. Gases have lower density than other states of matter, such as solids and liquids.

### What are the 5 properties of liquid?

Properties of Liquids

• Capillary Action.
• Contact Angles.
• Surface Tension.
• Unusual Properties of Water.
• Vapor Pressure.
• Viscosity Viscosity is another type of bulk property defined as a liquid’s resistance to flow.
• Wetting Agents.

Is liquid compressible or not?

Liquids are non-compressible and have constant volume but can change shape. A liquid’s shape is dictated by the shape of the container it is in. Gases do not have a constant volume or shape; they not only take the shape of the container they are in, they try to fill the entire container.

Which state of matter has weight?

In addition to solids and liquids, gases are also a physical state in which matter can occur. All gases have weight. Unlike solids and liquids, gases will occupy the entire container that encloses them.

#### Why do gases expand to fill the container?

Answer: Gases are in rapid motion, and they undergo elastic collisions with each other and the walls of the container; that is, momentum and energy is transfered not lost during collisions. Gases expand spontaneously to fill any container (rapid motion).

What are 3 examples of a gas?

Examples of Gases

• Hydrogen.
• Nitrogen.
• Oxygen.
• Carbon Dioxide.
• Carbon Monoxide.
• Water Vapour.
• Helium.
• Neon.

What are the 4 properties of gas?

Because most gases are difficult to observe directly, they are described through the use of four physical properties or macroscopic characteristics: pressure, volume, number of particles (chemists group them by moles) and temperature.

## What are 2 properties of liquid?

Liquid

• no definite shape (takes the shape of its container)
• has definite volume.
• particles are free to move over each other, but are still attracted to each other.

What are 3 properties of liquid?

All liquids show the following characteristics:

• Liquids are almost incompressible. In liquids molecules are pretty close to each other.
• Liquids have fixed volume but no fixed shape.
• Liquids flow from higher to lower level.
• Liquids have their boiling points above room temperature, under normal conditions.

Do liquids flow?

For liquids and gases these particles can flow over or alongside one another. That is why liquids and gases are also called fluids: because they can flow. This flow can be smooth, chaotic or anything in between. When you pour fluid out of a container you remove particles from that container leaving space behind.