Bromine: Liquid and Gas Phases A computer Animation

A representation of liquid and gas phases of bromine in an enclosed bottle.  Purdue University has a nice computer animation of the liquid and gas phases of bromine.

A liquid is a state of matter in which a sample of matter

  • flows and can change its shape.
  • is not easily compressible and maintains a relatively fixed volume
  •  The particle view or microscopic view of liquid bromine as depicted in the computer animation illustrates
    • Liquids are made up of very small particles (atoms, molecules, and/or ions).
    • The particles that make up a liquid:
      • are close together with no regular arrangement,
      • vibrate, move about, and slide past each other.

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