The States of Matter
Now that you know
a bit about chemical bonding, let’s talk about the different forms
that groups of molecules can take. In other words, let’s talk about
the states of matter. The states of matter that you’ll need to know
for the SAT II Chemistry test are solid, liquid, and gas.
You might wonder why there are different states of matter
at all. After all, molecules only bond together in one way, right?
The answer lies in the type of intramolecular and intermolecular
forces that exist both within and between molecules of substances.