Gases, vapours and liquids and vapour - Gases and vapours - Liquids, rubbers and gels

3 important questions on Gases, vapours and liquids and vapour - Gases and vapours - Liquids, rubbers and gels

When can a liquid solidify partially or completely?

  • When the attractive forces between the molecules are large
  • If the Brownian thermal motion becomes smaller
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When does the viscosity of a glucose syrup get higher?

  • Lower temperature
  • Higher glucose concentration
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What happens when a liquid develops a certain degree of elasticity?

It shows visco-elastic behaviour. The material can still flow and deform, but when the stress is released, it will partially move back towards its original shape. The liquid shows rubber-like behaviour or shows gelation (formation of a gel).
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