Guide to Phases of Matter - Gasses and Plasmas
*walks into view with a big green balloon and a giant grin*
Hey there! Lookit, I got a balloon! *pokes balloon with finger* It's floaty...
...*ahem* Anyway...uh, I didn't get this ballon for me, oh no *shifty eyes* I got it to help with our next phase of matter - gas! When I say gas maybe you think of that station down the road where your car gets pumped full of gas? Or maybe you think of, well, flatulent gasses. Unfortunately, the gas we're considering today is more like flatulent gas than petroleum gas...but not all of it stinks so bad.
What is a gas? Gas is the next phase of matter. So far we've covered solids gaining more energy to melt into liquids. So what would happen if we gave liquids a bit more energy until they evaporate? They become even less dense, and turn into gasses. So lets look at the molecular structure of gas. It's atoms are all whizzing around at high speeds, not necessarily flowing around each other, but any which way they please. They have so mu