Liquids have three main properties:

  1. It does not have a definite shape.
  2. It has a definite mass.
  3. It has a definite volume.

Water
is a
liquid

This means that liquids will always take up the same amount of space and have the same amount of molecules in it. However, because it does not have a definite shape, it takes the shape of its container.

Coke, koolaid, and paint are liquids too. Can you think of more?

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Last updated January 29, 2000