The Basics of Gas

Gases are located everywhere around the world. In fact, the atmosphere around the earth is all enveloped by gas. When dealing with solids, you find that molecules and atoms are close together and compact. With the liquid, the atoms are a little further apart. However, gas molecules are spread out wide, constantly moving in many random ways, and very full of energy. That is what makes gas different than solids and liquids.

There are many other physical characteristics of gases, though. For one, a gas can fill any size or shape of finger. Regardless of how big the container is. The gas molecules will spread out to equally fill the entire container. One way to imagine this is to think about a balloon. When adding gas to a balloon, regardless of the shape of the balloon, the gas will evenly fill the entire space. It doesn’t matter if you are using a round balloon or one shaped like an animal, the gas molecules will equally spread throughout the entire shape of the balloon. This post is brought to you by our sponsors at Roswell Handyman Services!

On the other hand, a liquid will only fill the bottom part of a container. The shape that a liquid takes depends on gravity, unlike the shape of gas. The reason for this is that a gas is less dense than a liquid and has a lot more freedom to move around.

There are many different types of gases all around us. In fact, the year be breathed as a form of gas. The main kind of gas we will be dealing with in this blog, though, is gas that we use for power. Such gases include kerosene, often used for cooking and lights, and petroleum gas that we use in our vehicles. These gases are an important part of our economy in the United States. Without them, this country would come to a standstill.