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Gasses and liquids don't have a fixed shape because there is lots of space between the particles therefore particles can move and not keep a definate shape
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Gases do not have a fixed volume and therefore cannot be contained - they do not have a definite shape. Liquids do not have a definite shape but they do take the shape of the container because they have a fixed volume. Only solids have a definite shape.
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The answer is solid state. Other states don't have definite shape. While liquid state takes the shape if its container, the gaseous state seems not to agree with its container (smiles) because of its continously rapid brownian/random.
Hg is liquid metal at room temperature
The gas and liquid states of matter do not have a definite shape but take up the shape of the container.
Gas- because all the particles in a gas are spaced out and are constantly moving randomly in all directions.
Liquids- particles in a liquid are also constantly moving around each other.
Liquids and Gases do not definite shape. But liquids will takes the shape of the container.
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