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Properties of Gases

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  • A gas has NEITHER a definite volume NOR shape. At the microscopic level, gases particles are very far apart. These particles move fast and independently of each other. Such properties allow a gas to expand inside its container.

    Thumbnail: Drifting smoke particles provide clues to the movement of the surrounding gas. (Public Domain; Macluskie).

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