Difference between Solid and Fluid





Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the difference between Solid and Fluid. Comparison and Differences.

Differences between Solid and Fluid

S.No. Solid Fluid
1 Solid has definite shape and definite volume. Liquid or Fluid has an indefinite shape and an indefinite volume. It assumes the shape of the container which it occupies.
3 Molecules are closer. Molecules are apart.
4 Attractive forces between the molecules are large enough to retain its shape. Attractive forces between the molecules are smaller.
2 Does not flow easily. Flow easily.
5 An ideal Elastic Solid deform under load and comes back to original position upon removal of load. Plastic Solid does not comes back to original position upon removal of load, means permanent deformation takes place. Intermolecular cohesive forces in a fluid are not great enough to hold the various elements of fluid together. Hence Fluid will flow under the action of applied stress. The flow will be continuous as long as stress is applied.


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