Expansion, Gas Laws, Thermometers, Kinetic Theory and Molecular Size

  • H. J. P. Keighley
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Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series (MMSS)

Abstract

Gases, solids and liquids usually expand when heated. For a given temperature rise, gases expand more than liquids and liquids expand more than solids. Water has the unusual property of contracting as it is heated from 0°C to 4°C; it has its maximum density at 4°C (see Example 6.12).

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© H. J. P. Keighley 1986

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