|Topics||Liquid, Phase Transition, Solid|
In the liquid state, molecules flow freely around each other and exist at a higher temperature range than the same substance in a solid state. Liquids maintain a constant volume but their shape depends upon the shape of their container.
A substance undergoes a phase transition when it moves from one state of matter to another, for example, when water freezes or boils.
An element in a solid state has atoms or molecules that are constricted and do not move freely. Solids maintain a constant volume and shape and exist at a lower temperature than liquids or gases.