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Subject: Why do the particles in a solid stay together?

Date: Tue Dec 12 20:28:21 2000
Posted by RL3000
Grade level: 7-9 School: No school entered.
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Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 976670901.Ch

In my science class, we learned that solids stay together because the 
particles don't have enough energy to move around. But what keeps gravity 
from pulling all the particles apart? How do the particles "stick" to each 

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