Definition - What does Liquid mean?

A Liquid is an amorphous form of matter between solid and gas having a definite volume but no definite shape. It is an incompressible fluid which conforms to its container's shape. It is made up of very small vibrating particles of matter-like atoms that are held together with intermolecular bonds. Water is the most general liquid known on Earth. It can flow like gas but cannot disperse like gas to fill every space of the container. The surface tension is its distinctive property which leads to the wetting phenomena.

Petropedia explains Liquid

A Liquid has a density almost close to the density of a solid but much higher than that of a gas due to which both solids and liquids are called condensed matter. Both gas and liquids are capable of flowing hence they are termed as fluids. Despite the fact that water is abundant in the universe, liquids are the least common form of matter known as they need narrow pressure and temperature range to exist. Gas is the most common form of matter as most of the matter is in gaseous form present in the universe due to the formation of in-plasma and interstellar clouds within the stars.

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