Class 12 Chemistry The Solid State Characteristics of solid state

Characteristics of solid state

  • They have definite shape due to strong Intermolecular forces of attraction.
  • They have distinct boundaries.
  • They have a fixed volume.
  • They cannot flow.
  • They have negligible compressibility due to negligible distance between the neighbouring molecules.
  • They possess a tendency to uphold their shape when exposed to external force.
  • They break under force but it is difficult to change their shape so they are rigid.
  • They have high density and do not diffuse at all.


Fig. Particles of solid (Wooden plank) are compact together and have less space between them

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