The study of gases and their chemistry, composition, properties, and interactions is an important part of general chemistry. By their nature, gases are more difficult to study than solids and liquids. Unlike solids and liquids, which tend to stay put in their containers, gases dissipate rapidly into the surrounding atmosphere. (Imagine studying liquids if you had to work under water.) Their low density relative to solids and liquids makes it difficult to weigh small volumes of gases accurately. Many gases are colorless and impossible to discriminate visually or by odor.
Despite these difficulties, gases have ...
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