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States of Matter

  • Manas Chanda
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Abstract

In the previous chapter we studied the major types of bonding in solids (ionic, covalent, and metallic), and now we shall see how the character of a phase depends on the nature of distribution of the component atoms in it. The phase may be solid, liquid or gaseous, which are the three commonly occurring states of matter. Although solid phases are of primary importance in materials science, gases and liquids are also of interest in their own right.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manas Chanda
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  1. 1.Indian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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