Liquid Is One State of Matter
A liquid, like any other form of matter, is made of atoms. Water, for example, is made up of hydrogen and oxygen atoms.
Everything in our world is made of matter. Your house, the food you eat, and even your dog are matter. Matter is usually found in three forms, or states. The three states of matter are gas, liquid, and solid.
All matter is made of tiny parts called atoms. Atoms are so small you cannot see them. Atoms join with other atoms to form larger parts called molecules. Millions of molecules connect with each other to form every kind of matter.
The molecules that make up solids, liquids, and gases are always moving. Forces of attraction between the molecules keep the molecules together. These forces are called intermolecular forces, or bonds. The bonds between molecules in a liquid are weaker than those in a solid but stronger than those in gases. Different liquids have certain properties, or characteristics, that allow us to classify them as liquids. What are some things that seawater, soup, or chocolate milk have in common?