Which of the 3 states of matter has the weakest force between particles?
D) All three states have the same strength of forces between particles.
In the gas state, the forces of attraction between particles (atoms or molecules) are the weakest among the three states of matter. Gas particles are relatively far apart and have high kinetic energy, which results in weak intermolecular or interatomic forces. This allows gas particles to move freely and independently, filling the available space. In contrast, solids have the strongest forces of attraction, leading to a fixed, ordered structure, while liquids have intermediate forces that allow them to flow but still stick together. Option D is not accurate, as the strength of forces between particles varies among the different states of matter.