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how the particle theory describes the differences between: solids liquids, gases

Term Definition
particles of a solid the particles of a solid are closely packed together. the particles stay in the same position, but they vibrate all the time.
particles of a liquid the particles of a liquid are still close together, but they can move around eachother in all directions
particles of gas the particles of a gas are very far apart. they have lots of energy and move fast in all directions. the particles can even leave their container if it is not sealed

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