Q. 14.1( 156 Votes )

Why are solids rigid?

Answer :

  • Solids can be defined as any substance that has a definite shape, has mass and occupies volume.
  • The intermolecular spaces between the molecules forming the solid structures are smaller.
  • The intermolecular forces are strong.
  • The constituent particles (atoms, molecules, nuclei, etc.) has a fixed position and they can oscillate only about their mean position.
  • They are incompressible and rigid.

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