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Which of the following changes does not take place when a solid is converted to a liquid?



Your Answer
A

Atoms/molecules gain energy

Correct Answer
B

The distance between the atoms/molecules increases

Your Answer
C

Forces that hold the atoms/molecules increase in magnitude

Your Answer
D

Atoms/molecules that comprise the substance vibrate faster in liquids


Solution

The correct option is B

The distance between the atoms/molecules increases


When a solid melts to form a liquid, the forces the hold the particles together becomes weak. Therefore, the distance between particles increases.

The correct answer is C.

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