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Matter (#2)

Science Vocabulary

atom the smallest building blocks of matter
boiling point the temperature at which a substance changes from the liquid phase to the gas phase
change of state the physical change from one state of matter to another
density the amount of mass an object or substance has based on a unit of volume
element a pure substance made of only one kind of atom
freezing point the temperature at which a substance changes from the liquid to the solid phase
heat energy energy that is transferred from hot to cold objects
liquid matter with no definite shape, but with a definite volume
mass the amount of matter in an object
matter anything that has weight and takes up space
melting point the temperature at which a substance changes from the solid phase to the liquid phase
periodic table table of all known chemical elements organized according to their properties
phase a state in which matter can exist (solid, liquid, gas, plasma)
plasma phase in which matter is extremely high in energy, and cannot be contained by ordinary matter, very rare on Earth
solid phase in which matter has a definite shape and volume
solvent a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances
solubility the ability of a substance to dissolve in another substance
volume the amount of space taken up by an object or substance
Created by: rllower1