Liquid ‐ an intermediate phase
Liquid is an intermediate phase between solid and gas.But it neither possesses the characteristics of solid nor gas.It has its own properties. Intermolecular forces are mainly responsible for the condensed state of liquids.
Liquid is a form of matter between gas and a solid that has a definite volume, but no definite shape.
Liquids are made up of very small particles (atoms, molecules and or ions). Particles that make up the liquid are close together with no regular arrangement. These particles vibrate, move about, and slide past each other.
The particles in a liquid have more kinetic energy than the particles in the corresponding solid. As a result particles in liquid move faster in terms of vibration, rotation and translation. As they are moving faster, the particles in the liquid occupy more space. As a result of this, they have comparable values of densities and are less denser than a solid.