States of Matter- Gases and Liquids

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11th Chemistry NCERT notes

Any substance that has mass and occupies space is called Matter. The matter is composed of atoms or molecules. The force of interaction between atoms/molecules is highest in solids and least in liquids.

Interconversion of States of Matter

These states are interconvertible

  1. Melting point: This is the temperature at which a matter converts from its solid state to the liquid state. It decreases in the presence of an impurity.
  2. Boiling point: This is the temperature at which the vapour pressure of a liquid becomes equal to the atmospheric pressure. It increases in the presence of impurity and with rising in pressure. The boiling point of water is 100oC.
  3. Freezing point: At this temperature, a matter converts from its fluid state into a solid state. The freezing point of water is 0oC.

Evaporation: It is the process of conversion of a liquid into vapours at any temperature.

Interconversion of States of Matter

The temperature and pressure at which all the three states of a substance can exist together in equilibrium is called triple point, e.g., ice, liquid water and water vapours can coexist (i.e., ice ↔ water ↔vapour) at 0.0098oC and 4.58 mm.

Factors Deciding Physical State of a Substance

For the gaseous state,

The force of attraction << Thermal energy for the liquid state,

Force of attraction > Thermal energy

For solid state,

Forces of attraction >> Thermal energy

 

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