Matter with a definite volume that takes the shape of its container but do not expand to fill the container as gases do.

Incompressible compared to a gas. Liquids diffuse much more slowly than gases.

See also: Fluids, Gas, Melting Range, Miscible, Partial Miscibility, Saturated Liquid, Saturated Vapour, Solid, Solidification, Standard State, State of Matter.

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Subjects: Chemistry Physics