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    Liquids do not require force to change shape, but are "affected by heat".

    What does is mean "Affected by heat"? Is it like [Evaporation of water] for example?

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    Yes that us exactly what it means, Liquids can be heated up, get Hot, Evaporate, Boil.


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    It kind of sounds like you're talking about two different things here...

    When you say "Liquids do not require force to change shape," I think of the fact that liquids conform to the shape of their containers. But when you mention them being affected by heat it sounds like you're referring to...their ability to change phases...? But there's really no connection between those two, and anything, solids, liquids, or gases are affected by 'heat,' though probably 'temperature' is more appropriate.
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    It COULD mean that heat will change the shape of the liquid?

    But yes, its a very vague statement. Would the OP copy the entire paragraph so that we have a better idea. Ta
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    Also, it doesn't make sense that liquids would change shape without any force acting on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by farmboy
    Also, it doesn't make sense that liquids would change shape without any force acting on it.
    That puzzled me to. It is simply wrong. Perhaps the OP meant something else by it.
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    Liquids do change shape with forces acting upon them. a liquid will take the shape of its container because of gravity, and will move when irritated because of other forces such as centrifugal forces and momentum.
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