Arrange the following substances in increasing order of forces of attraction between the particles—water, sugar, and oxygen.

Oxygen (gas)
Oxygen (Gas) has the least force of attraction between their particles while the particles of sugar (solids) have the maximum force of attraction.

[Extra information: Matter exists in three forms – solid, liquid, and gas. Gases, liquids and solids are all made up of atoms, molecules, and/or ions, but the behaviors of these particles differ in the three phases.

Solids have a definite shape and volume as the atoms in a solid are tightly packed, usually in a regular pattern.

Liquids have a definite volume, but take the shape of a container, as the atoms in liquid are close together with no regular arrangement.

Gases have no definite shape or volume. The atoms in the gas are well separated with no regular arrangement.



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Updated on: 15-Mar-2023


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