The gaseous state is one of those accepted by the scientific community and is part of the states that originate naturally (solid, liquid, gaseous), the product of conditions on the earth’s surface. One of the peculiarities of the gaseous state is its little or no attraction between the molecules that compose it, causing them to circulate freely in various directions, that is, there is no intermolecular attractive force .
Gases, due to their composition, have particular characteristics:
- They lack shape and volume due to their inexistence of attractive force between the molecules that constitute it.
- They are easy to compress as they are manageable.
- They adopt the form where it is contained due to its lack of form and body.
Example of gaseous states
- Water steam
- Carbon monoxide