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Bonds in liquids

  1. Feb 19, 2008 #1
    I know solid materials are formed by chemical bonds. There are crystalized or amorphous, but the bonds are fixed. How about in liquids?
     
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  3. Feb 19, 2008 #2

    Andy Resnick

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    There are interatomic bonds in liquids as well, but the bond strength is of the same magnitude as thermal energy, leading to a very dynamic environment. Look up "hydrogen bonds" in the context of water, for example.

    There's a few decent books about the liquid state out there, and a few others that discuss hydrodynamics as limiting behavior of dissipative systems with large numbers of degrees of freedom.
     
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