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Misconception AMM044:

Molecules change size during a phase change (Novak et al., 1991; Griffiths et al., 1992).

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When a piece of solid wax is heated, it becomes a liquid and the wax molecules become more loosely connected to each other.



Water spilled on the floor will eventually disappear because the water molecules become a gas and are now part of the air.