Structure of liquids:
Liquids have a limited degree of short-range order and are most adequately described in terms of a radial distribution function. The probability of finding a neighbor at a given radial distance. The radial distribution function displays a temperature dependence which correlates with the effects of temperature on the structure. Generally, increasing temperature increases the radial distance of the peaks in the radial distribution function, corresponding to the thermal expansion of the liquid. The peak intensities also become reduced, as increasing temperature leads to a more chaotic and dynamic liquid structure.