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# Why are solids not as easy to compress as gases?

## Why are solids not as easy to compress as gases?

Use the arrangement of particles in solids and gases to explain why solids are not as easy to compress as gases. Solids have a definite shape and cannot take the shape of the container. Gas however can take the shape of the container which makes it easier to compress them.

Can you compress a gas into a solid?

You can compress a gas to become a solid, although in many cases it will become a liquid first. If you remove the pressure, the solid will evaporate again. At 0 Celsius, e.g. water vapor can be compressed into ice, and this needs only a fraction of the atmospheric pressure.

Why is it easier to compress air than water?

Air is more compressible than water. Both water and air are made of particles. There is more space between air particles so they can be pushed closer together.

### Are liquids and solids easily compressed?

In most liquids, the particles are less densely packed, giving them the ability to move around and slide past each other. While a liquid is easier to compress than a solid, it is still quite difficult imagine trying to compress water in a confined container!

Why can’t a liquid be compressed?

Because the particles can move, liquids don’t have a definite shape, and they can flow. Because the particles are still packed close together, liquids can’t easily be compressed and keep the same volume.

How gas is compressed to liquid?

A gas can be converted into a liquid by increasing the pressure & decreasing temperature. So that the condensation occurs. You must also make the molecules closer so that it is a phase change from a gas to liquid. In liquids, the molecules are very near than that of gases.

## Can liquid be compressed yes or no?

The answer is yes, You can compress water, or almost any material. However, it requires a great deal of pressure to accomplish a little compression. For that reason, liquids and solids are sometimes referred to as being incompressible.

When gas is compressed does it change?

At constant temperature, gas in compressed. Means volume in which gas is moving decreased and pressure increases according to Boyle’s law. Now, there is low space of move and there collusion occurs when they are moving.

What happens if water is compressed?

“Compressing water customarily heats it. But under extreme compression, it is easier for dense water to enter its solid phase [ice] than maintain the more energetic liquid phase [water].” Ice is odd. Most things shrink when they get cold, and so they take up less space as solids than as liquids.

### Can liquids flow?

A liquid is made up of tiny vibrating particles of matter, such as atoms, held together by intermolecular bonds. Like a gas, a liquid is able to flow and take the shape of a container. Most liquids resist compression, although others can be compressed.

Can an iron bar be highly compressed?

If you want to cut the iron’s density by a factor of say, ten, we have ten times higher electron density and an increase in energy of 102/3, ca. 4.64. Iron will stay iron even for a very high compression.

Is water really incompressible?

Water is essentially incompressible, especially under normal conditions. If you fill a sandwich bag with water and put a straw into it, when you squeeze the baggie the water won’t compress, but rather will shoot out the straw. If the water compressed, it wouldn’t “push back” out of the straw.

## Is it a good approximation to think of water as incompressible?

Water is slightly compressible. We often treat it as incompressible when doing fluid flow calculations because the pressure changes involved are too small to make an appreciable change to the density. The water at the bottom of the ocean is denser than at the surface due to the very large pressure there.

What is compressibility water?

Water. 45.8. 46.4. Compressibility is the fractional change in volume per unit increase in pressure. For each atmosphere increase in pressure, the volume of water would decrease 46.4 parts per million.

Is water viscous?

Viscosity is the property of fluid having high resistance to flow. We normally think of liquids like honey or motor oil being viscous, but when compared to other substances with like structures, water is viscous. Water molecules are very cohesive because of the molecule’s polarity.

### Which is more viscous water or oil?

When you mix oil and water, oil tends to spread as a thin film on the top of the water surface since water is much denser than oil. But oil is more viscous than water and thus when when we put a drop of water and oil on a slant surface, water will move downwards more quickly than the oil drop.

Which liquid has highest viscosity?

Liquids which flow very slowly, like glycerin or honey, have high viscosities. Those like ether or gasoline which flow very readily have low viscosities. Viscosity is governed by the strength of intermolecular forces and especially by the shapes of the molecules of a liquid.

Why is honey so viscous?

Honey in part is more viscous (thick) than water due to strong inter-molecular forces. However in addition the structure of glucose, fructose and other saccharine are large in size compared to water molecules and can become entangled. Viscosity describes how a fluid resists forces, or more specifically shear forces.

## Which has higher viscosity water or honey?

Viscosity is the measure of resistance of a fluid to flow. A fluid that is highly viscous has a high resistance (like having more friction) and flows slower than a low-viscosity fluid. Honey would move slower than water, so honey would have a greater viscosity.

Which is more viscous honey or glycerine?

Out of all the liquids I tested (honey, water, milk, cooking oil, glycerin, hand sanitizer, and syrup), honey is the most viscous and milk is the least. I have also found that there is inverse relationship between the velocity of an object passing through a liquid and the viscosity of that liquid.