Item AM071002: Liquid candle wax flows but solid candle wax does not because the molecules of liquid candle wax can easily move past one another but the molecules of solid candle wax cannot.

Why does liquid candle wax flow but solid candle wax does not?

  1. Because the molecules of liquid candle wax are softer than the molecules of solid candle wax
  2. Because the molecules of liquid candle wax weigh less than the molecules of solid candle wax
  3. Because the molecules of liquid candle wax are moving but the molecules of solid candle wax are not
  4. Because the molecules of liquid candle wax can easily move past one another but the molecules of solid candle wax cannot

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item AM071002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall41%
Grades 6–835%
Grades 9–1253%
Male39%
Female43%
Primary Language is English42%
Primary Language is not English30%

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