How Does A Solid Differ From A Liquid?


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Vincent Davis Profile
Vincent Davis answered
Domenique1 I am just very happy that this question is not closed in order to allow me to provide you with an answer based on the concept of a solid based on the 3 phases of matter. The three phases of matter in the Universe are liquid, solid, and gas.
A solid has definite mass or weight and and occupies a fixed volume of  amount of space.
A liquid has definite mass and volume and therefore fixed density but does not conform to any specific shape.
A gas has no fixed volume or shape but has density.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
There are also non- newtonian fluids which behave as solids and as liquids. They are at first a liquid but when pressure is put onto it it behaves as a liquid. And example of this is custard or cornflour mixed into water.
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Vincent Davis
Vincent Davis commented
Yes, however, non-Newtonian fluids would as yet obey the laws of physics. Your classification 'non-Newtonian' I find less descriptive than the description provided by classical physics.
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Anonymous answered
Liquid can be poured.  Solid cannot.
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Paht Keo answered
Not very different except the fact that a solid is hard and a liquid is not.

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