Liquids and gases can be compressed but it is difficult to compress solids. Why?

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#1

Liquids and gases can be compressed but it is difficult to compress solids. Why?


#2

Liquids and gases have intermolecular space, on applying pressure externally on them the molecules can come closer thereby minimizing the space between them. But in case of solids there is no intermolecular space to do so.