• Open a water tap, try breaking the stream of water with your fingers.
• Were you able to cut the stream of water?
• What could be the reason behind the stream of water remaining together?

NCERT Class IX
Sciences - Main Course Book

Chapter 1. Matter in our Surroundings

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2015-05-21T14:48:34+05:30
No, it isn't possible to break a stream of water with fingers.
The reason for this is that water is a liquid and its atoms are bonded together by attractive forces. Although the inter molecular attraction forces in water (liquids) is a bit lesser than solids so  the molecules can move around freely, but these forces are strong enough to bind the water molecules with considerable force so that they don't break apart.
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