Item AM045004: The molecules of cold water are closer together than the molecules of hot water.

How do the molecules of cold water differ from the molecules of hot water?

  1. The molecules of cold water are larger than the molecules of hot water.
  2. The molecules of cold water have fewer heat molecules mixed with them.
  3. The molecules of cold water have more mass than the molecules of hot water.
  4. The molecules of cold water are closer together than the molecules of hot water.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item AM045004

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall52%
Grades 6–846%
Grades 9–1259%
Male52%
Female52%
Primary Language is English53%
Primary Language is not English42%

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