Some students think that there is air between air molecules
Some students think that between the molecules of a substance, the same substance exists. For instance, there is air between air molecules, water between water molecules, and rock between rock molecules.
The following worksheets may help to identify whether students hold this particular misconception.
For more information, see the University of York BEST website.
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