Matter exists in four forms viz. Solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Liquid molecules have a definite volume but do not have a definite shape. It is impossible to store them without a container. Their molecular attraction is medium and shows Brownian molecular motion. Liquid always flows from a higher level to a lower level.
Gas molecules have no definite volume and shape. To store gas molecules, it is required to have a closed container. Their molecular attraction is minimum when compared to liquid and solid molecules. These molecules flow in all directions and show a constant, random, and free molecular motion. The table below gives the Difference Between Liquid And Gas.
Difference Between Gas And Liquid
|Define||In spite of gravity and regardless of the amount of substance present, gas is a sample of matter that takes the shape of the container in which it is kept and develops a uniform density inside the container.||A liquid is a sample of the substance that takes the shape of the container it is stored in and develops a defined surface when gravity is present.|
|Molecular arrangements||Random but more sparsely arranged||Random but little sparsely arranged|
|Motion of molecules||Free, random and constant||Brownian|
|Storage facility||Needs a closed container to store.||Needs a container to store.|
|Shape||No fixed shape or volume.||No fixed shape but has volume.|
|Fluidity||Flows in all directions.||Always flows from higher to lower level.|
|Speed of sound||Lowest among solids and liquids.||Slower than solid but faster than gas.|
Matter around Us – States of Matter
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|Change States||Three States Of Matter|
|Gas||Matter Solid Liquid Gas|