Exam 3 Particles Notes - Sometimes it is explained as space...

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Investigation 3 Particles Exam Notes Gas is matter-it has mass and occupies space Gas compresses when force is applied; gas expands when force is withdrawn. When a gas is compressed the particles get closer together; when a gas expands the particles get farther apart. There is nothing between air particles.
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Unformatted text preview: Sometimes it is explained as space or a vacuum between particles. When air particles are compressed they move faster and collide with each other more often creating pressure. All gases can be compressed. Liquids and solids cannot be compressed. Particles are the smallest piece of any substance...
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course CHEM 302 taught by Professor Rodriguez during the Fall '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

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