You get to learn the basic properties of gases and how they differ from solids and liquids. Then discover the relationship between the pressure and temperature of gases.
After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:
Why do the particles in solids only vibrate in the place where they are located instead of moving around?
~ The particles in solids only vibrate in the place where they are located instead of moving around because there is very little space for movement between them.
Why can the particles of a liquid make reciprocating motions?
~ The particles of a liquid can make reciprocating motions because there is more space between them, which allows them to move around and slide over each other.
How is the reciprocating motion of a liquid's particles related to its ability to take the shape of the container it is held in?
~ The reciprocating motion of a liquid's particles makes it a fluid, which, in turn, allows it to take the shape of the container it is held in.
Why is it possible to compress a gas by applying a force?
~ A gas can be compressed through the application of force because there is a great deal of space between its particles. As a result, when you apply force to a gas, its molecules are forced closer together and it becomes compressed.
|Approximate Time||2 Minutes|
|Pre-requisite Concepts||Students should be able to define reciprocating motion and vibration.|
|Type of Tutorial||Animation|
|Key Vocabulary||reciprocating motion, vibration,|