Molecular nature of matter
The common definition of matter is anything that has mass and volume . For example, a car would be said to be made of matter, as it occupies space, and has mass.
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|Basis of Difference||Solids||Liquids||Gases|
|Inter Atomic Distance means distance between molecules||Molecules are very tightly packed. Inter atomic distance is minimum||Molecules are not so tightly packed. Inter atomic distance is more as compared to solids||Molecules are loosely packed .Free to move. Inter atomic distance is maximum.|
|Mean Free Path is the average distance a molecule can travel without colliding.||No mean free path.||Less mean free path.||There is mean free path followed by the molecules.|