What happens to the molecules of a compound when it changes state from liquid to solid?


Jenna Rixon   |   Member since 2020  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

One change of state happens when you add energy to the substance. This change of state is called melting. By adding energy to the molecules in a solid the molecules begin to move quicker and can break away from the other molecules. The temperature at which a substance goes from a solid to a liquid is it melting point.

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Megan Farrow   |   Member since 2014  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Also know, what happens to molecules during a phase change?

They are changes in bonding energy between the molecules. If heat is coming into a substance during a phase change, then this energy is used to break the bonds between the molecules of the substance. The heat is used to break the bonds between the ice molecules as they turn into a liquid phase.

Furthermore, how does a liquid turn into a solid? Freezing, or solidification, is a phase transition in which a liquid turns into a solid when its temperature is lowered to or below its freezing point. All known liquids, except helium, freeze when the temperature is low enough.


Matt Nobbs   |   Member since 2016  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

Simply so, what happens to the molecules in water when they change state from a gas to a liquid?

Even without boiling water in a kettle, some of the liquid water changes to gas. This is evaporation. It occurs when a liquid turns into a gas far below its boiling point. There are always some particles in a liquid that have enough energy to break free from the rest to become a gas.


Nick Daniells   |   Member since 2007  |  10+ Answers Submitted  |  ✔ Verified

What happens when a substance changes state from solid to liquid answers com?

Melting: the substance changes back from the solid to the liquid. Condensation: the substance changes from a gas to a liquid. Vaporization: the substance changes from a liquid to a gas. Sublimation: the substance changes directly from a solid to a gas without going through the liquid phase.


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Sebastian Sloan   |   Member since 2011  |  ✔ Verified

What happens to energy during evaporation?

Evaporation happens when a liquid substance becomes a gas. When water is heated, it evaporates. The molecules move and vibrate so quickly that they escape into the atmosphere as molecules of water vapor. Heat from the sun, or solar energy, powers the evaporation process.


Callie Uddin   |   Member since 2012  |  ✔ Verified

What happens during phase change from solid to liquid?

Substances can change phase—often because of a temperature change. At low temperatures, most substances are solid; as the temperature increases, they become liquid; at higher temperatures still, they become gaseous. The process of a solid becoming a liquid is called melting.


Deborah Ianson   |   Member since 2018  |  ✔ Verified

What is it called when a liquid turns into solid?

When a liquid changes into a solid, it is called solidification. When a gas changes into a solid, it is called deposition. When a liquid changes into gas, it is called evaporation.


Victoria Bentley   |   Member since 2018  |  ✔ Verified

What happens when energy is removed from a liquid?

Removing Energy: Removing energy will cause the particles in a liquid to begin locking into place. A. Boiling and Evaporation: Evaporation is the change of a substance from a liquid to a gas. Boiling is the change of a liquid to a vapor, or gas, throughout the liquid.


Claire Ebden   |   Member since 2007  |  ✔ Verified

What happens to energy during a phase change?

The energy that is changing during a phase change is potential energy. During a phase change, the heat added (PE increases) or released (PE decreases) will allow the molecules to move apart or come together. Heat absorbed causes the molecules to move farther apart by overcoming the intermolecular forces of attraction.


Zoe Gonzales   |   Member since 2008  |  ✔ Verified

What happens when a solid is cooled?

Students should realize that if you heat a solid, the atoms or molecules move faster and move further apart. If you cool a solid, the molecules move more slowly and move a little closer together.


Julian Oakley   |   Member since 2016  |  ✔ Verified

What happens to molecules when a solid changes to a liquid?

This change of state is called melting. By adding energy to the molecules in a solid the molecules begin to move quicker and can break away from the other molecules. Once the molecules have enough energy they begin to slide past the other molecules, and that is what makes a solid turn into a liquid.


Chad Woodley   |   Member since 2012  |  ✔ Verified

Why does water change from a solid to a liquid when heated?

When a solid is heated the particles gain energy and start to vibrate faster and faster. Although the particles are still loosely connected they are able to move around. At this point the solid is melting to form a liquid. The particles in the liquid are the same as in the solid but they have more energy.


Oliver Gibbons   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

How does phase change occur?

A phase change is occuring; the liquid water is changing to gaseous water, or steam. On a molecular level, the intermolecular forces between the water molecules are decreasing. The heat is providing enough energy for the water molecules to overcome these attractive forces.


Alba Dann   |   Member since 2006  |  ✔ Verified

How do particles move in each state of matter?

Explanation: In solids, particles are very closely packed in an orderly arrangement in a lattice and only vibrate in fixed positions. The forces of attraction between them are very strong. In liquids, there are bigger spaces between particles and they move more freely and take the shape of their container.


Maddison Selby   |   Member since 2012  |  ✔ Verified

What happens to particles during melting?

Melting occurs when a solid is heated and turns to liquid. The particles in a solid gain enough energy to overcome the bonding forces holding them firmly in place. Typically, during melting, the particles start to move about, staying close to their neighbouring particles, then move more freely.


Claire Mackenzie   |   Member since 2009  |  ✔ Verified

Does mass change when ice melts?

So what happens when the ice cube melts? The ice shrinks (decreases volume) and becomes more dense. The ice density will increase from .


Gwen Tyrrell   |   Member since 2018  |  ✔ Verified

How is boiling different from sublimation?

Boiling is conversion of liquid state into gaseous state by reaching its boiling temp., Whereas Sublimation is conversion of solid state into gaseous state without being changed into liquid.


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