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Effects of Thermal Energy

Summary: All elements in the periodic table can occur as a solid, a liquid, or a gas. The difference between solids and liquids and liquids and gases is based on the amount of thermal energy and the strength of intermolecular forces. An experiment was conducted to observe the effects of adding thermal energy to a solid state through heating a water sample to boil.
Effects of Thermal Energy

All elements in the periodic table can occur in 3 different states. These elements can be formed as a solid, liquid, and gas. A solid is caused by a strong attraction between the molecules in which it is composed of. A liquid is composed of molecules that have a sufficient molecular attraction but aren't as tightly packed as a solid. In the gas state, the molecules are widely dispersed and moving freely. The difference between solids and liquids and liquids and gases is based on the amount of thermal energy and the strength of intermolecular forces. With the addition of thermal energy a water molecule will be observed in all 3 different states. (Mustoe, et.al, 2001)

A water molecule contains strong intramolecular and intermolecular forces. An intramolecular force is the covalent bond between the hydrogen and oxygen atoms in a water molecule. Oxygen has an electronegativity...

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