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Solids are generally very heavy while gases are light. Explain.

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Question asked by: Karan Bawa

Asked on: 15 Jun 2010

This is because gases have the molecules very spread out indeed whizzing all over the place. So in a certain volume of space there are much fewer atoms of a gas than there are in the proportinate same amount of a solid.

This means that due to there being much more stuff in a given volume than the solid is heavy whilst the gas is light.

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Replied at: 20 Jun 2010
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