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Expansion, Gas Laws and Kinetic Theory

  • John Keighley
Chapter
Part of the Macmillan Work Out book series (MCWO)

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.

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© H.J.P. Keighley 1990

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