Why Is It Easier to Compress a Gas Than a Liquid?

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Gases are easier to compress compared to liquids because of the bonds that exists between the molecules. Gas molecules are held with weak Van der Waals bonds. However, liquid molecules have strong bonds that require so much energy to compress.
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