Chemistry Revision Notes for Class 12 Chapter 1 the Solid State

Chapter 1 The Solid State talks about two main categories of solids which are, Crystalline solids and amorphous solids. Before understanding the differences between these solids, let us learn their characteristic properties.

  • They have a definite shape, volume, and mass
  • Their constituent particles have fixed positions and can only oscillate about their mean positions
  • Intermolecular distances are short
  • They are incompressible and rigid
  • Intermolecular forces are strong

Crystalline solids have definite geometrical shape and are true solids. These solids are anisotropic in nature and have long-range order.

  • Ionic solids
  • Molecular solids
  • Covalent-network solids
  • Metallic solids

To learn more about The Solid State check out the below revision notes given by the expert faculties at BYJU’S.

Class 12 Chemistry Chapter 1 The Solid State
Class 12 Chemistry Chapter 1 The Solid State

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