You have likely heard about the three states of matter, solids, gases and liquids. However did you know you can find actually six types of matter? In laboratories, scientists can produce Bose-Einstein condensates, plasmas and fermionic condensates, based on NASA. But, for our discussion, we'll concentrate on the first three because those are the states of matter you're likely to interact with.
Gases, such as air, steam and helium, are free-flowing. You can effortlessly put your hand via them. Gases shift to fit their container and can even fill it. Their molecules are spaced far apart and wiggle and jiggle.
Liquids, such as water, oil and soda, change to fit inside
the container they're in. If you look at them in a microscope, you'll notice
that they have particles that are close together, however have no rhyme or
reason. The molecules move around.
Solids, such as your desk, your backpack and your pants, are
firm and stable. Their molecules are arranged together in organized patterns.
The molecules might shake slightly, however they don't move around.
Examples of Solid Liquid and Gas
Naming examples of solids, liquids and gases is a very
common homework project because it makes you consider phase changes and the
states of matter.
Examples of Solids
Solids are a type of matter that has a definite shape and
Examples of Liquids
Liquids are a type of matter that has a definite volume
however no defined shape.
mercury (an element)
bromine (an element)
Examples of Gases
A gas is a type of matter that does not possess a defined
shape or volume.