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Subject: Why are liquids non-compressible?

Date: Thu Dec 23 02:27:00 1999
Posted by Sridhar Parthasarathy
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I was wondering why liquids are not compressible when most solids are.  Is 
non compressibility a defining characteristic of liquids?

As a corollary, is that why glass is considered a super-cooled liquid?

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