What is the liquid form of water?

Water is known to exist in three different states; as a solid, liquid or gas. Clouds, snow, and rain are all made of up of some form of water. A cloud is comprised of tiny water droplets and/or ice crystals, a snowflake is an aggregate of many ice crystals, and rain is just liquid water.
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What are the main features of a liquid?

Liquids have definite volume, but indefinite shape. They are free to form droplets and puddles when they are not inside a container. When a liquid is inside a container, it will take its shape. Unlike gases, a liquid will not change its volume to spread out and completely fill a container.
  • What is the easiest way to change a solid to a liquid?

    Heat is probably the easiest energy you can use to change your physical state. The atoms in a liquid have more energy than the atoms in a solid. There is a special temperature for every substance called the melting point. When a solid reaches the temperature of its melting point, it can become a liquid.
  • What is it called when you turn a gas into a liquid?

    For example if water (a liquid) is heated enough, it evaporates and becomes water vapor or steam (a gas). This kind of phase change--liquid to gas--is called evaporation or vaporization. This kind of phase change--from gas to liquid--is referred to as condensation.
  • What needs to happen before a gas can become a liquid?

    Sometimes a liquid can be sitting in one place (maybe a puddle) and its molecules will become a gas. That's the process called evaporation. Evaporation happens when atoms or molecules escape from the liquid and turn into a vapor. Not all of the molecules in a liquid have the same energy.
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What is liquid made up of?

Gases, liquids and solids are all made up of atoms, molecules, and/or ions, but the behaviors of these particles differ in the three phases. The following figure illustrates the microscopic differences.
  • What is liquid made up of?

    Gases, liquids and solids are all made up of atoms, molecules, and/or ions, but the behaviors of these particles differ in the three phases. The following figure illustrates the microscopic differences.
  • Why does a liquid flow?

    Liquids can flow because their particles can move over each other. When water is poured into a glass, the particles of water move over each other and into the corners of the glass. The particles keep on moving over each other as the water takes the shape of the glass.
  • What are the characteristics of a liquid?

    Liquids have definite volume, but indefinite shape. They are free to form droplets and puddles when they are not inside a container. When a liquid is inside a container, it will take its shape. Unlike gases, a liquid will not change its volume to spread out and completely fill a container.

Updated: 26th November 2019

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