# Define matter and its states in Chemistry

Updated on Jan. 8, 2021 03:17 PM IST by Lakshmi Arya
1. Anything that occupies space and has mass and offers resistance to any applied force is called matter.
2. Matter is made up of particles. The particles of matter are very very small.
3. The force of attraction between the particles of matter is called intermolecular force of attraction.

#### States of Matter:-

1. Solids - have fixed and rigid shape, definite volume and have rigidity and incompressibility.
2. Liquids - have fluidity, definite volume,low compressibility and no definite shape.
3. Gases - have fluidity,high compressibility and no definite shape and volume.

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