Gases can be compressed but solid and liquid cannot-Teachoo-01.jpg

  • We take 3 syringes A, B, and C
  • We fill them with Salt, Water and Air respectively
  • We close the nozzle of all syringes by inserting them in cork (This is to prevent leakage from them)
  • Now we press syringe


We see that Syringe A containing salt and Syringe B containing water cannot be compressed

But Syringe C Containing air can be compressed

This shows that

Gases can be compressed but Solids and Liquids can not be compressed

  1. Class 9
  2. Chapter 1 Class 9 - Matter In Our Surroundings

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CA Maninder Singh
CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 11 years and a teacher from the past 11 years. He teaches Science, Accounts and English at Teachoo