Difference in various states of matter is due to the difference in the distances between the constituent particles. What will happen when we start putting pressure and compress a gas enclosed in a cylinder? Will the particles come closer?

NCERT Class IX
Sciences - Main Course Book

Chapter 1. Matter in our Surroundings

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2015-05-21T18:57:10+05:30
Yes, the enclosed gas would decrease in volume due to application of pressure as the gas particles would come closer (according to Boyle's Law). But, it would not be changed to its liquid state if its temperature is above its critical temperature.
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