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States of Matter Basics: Comparison of liquid and solid

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Classroom Practice

More from AAAS Benchmarks:

  1. THE PHYSICAL SETTING G. FORCES OF NATURE At the atomic level, electric forces between oppositely charged electrons and protons hold atoms and molecules together and thus are involved in all chemical reactions. On a larger scale, these forces hold solid and liquid materials together and act between objects when they are in contact, as in sticking or sliding friction.

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Additional Related Concepts

Physics/Chemistry

  • Liquid
  • Solid
  • States of Matter

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Textbook References

  • Biology (Miller and Levine) Prentice Hall 5th Edition - Unit I: Chapter 3 - Introduction to Chemistry
  • Cell Biology (Pollard and Earnshaw) Saunders 2002 - Chapter Two: Molecular Structures

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Benchmarks and Standards

AAAS

  • THE PHYSICAL SETTING: FORCES OF NATURE - There are two kinds of charges-positive and negative. (Full Text of Standard)

NSES

  • Physical-Science: Matter Structure/Properties - 5 Solids, liquids, and gases differ in the distances and angles between molecules (Full Text of Standard)

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Created by CC Project: Molecular Workbench using Molecular Workbench

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  • Java 1.5+ - Java 1.5+ is available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X 10.4 and greater. If you are using Mac OS X 10.3, you can download MW Version 1.3 and explore within it instead.

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