Solid State Chemistry Notes
- The state of matter in which constituent particles such as molecules, atoms or ions are closely packed due to strong inter molecular forces of attraction is called solid state.
- The position of constituent particles are fixed in solids. They oscillate about their mean positions only.
- In the solids, constituent particles are so closely packed by strong intermolecular forces of attraction that these remain in a nearly fixed position.
- This is the reason that both shape and volume of solids are definite.
We can define the solids as follows:
“Solid state of any substance is that state whose melting point is higher than room temperature at atmospheric pressure”.