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Properties of matter

Vocabulary and info to help study for your midterm 2011

Traits or characteristics of liquids Properties
The measure of how tightly packed an object's atom's are Density
Formula for density is Density = mass/volume
How much matter is in an object is Mass
The amount a container can hold Volume
How much space something takes up Volume
Formula to find the volume of a rectangular prism or solid object Volume = length X width X height
Volume of a liquid is found using (3 ways), a graduated cyclinder, beaker or medicine cup
4 states of matter solid, liquid, gas, plasma
Particles packed together, keep same shape, mass and volume solid
Particles are apart and move freely, take the shape of the container, keep their mass and volume liquid
Particles move freely around, they do not keep their mass or volume gas
An arragement of elements based on their properties Periodic table
Positively charged, found in nucleus protons
Neutral - no charge, found in nucleus neutrons
Negatively charged, found in orbit around nucleus electrons
Pure substance made up of only those atoms element
Smallest unit of matter atom
This instrument is used to measure mass triple beam balance
1 centimeter is equal to ______ millimeters 1cm = 10mm
10 millimeters is equal to ________ centimeters 10mm = 1cm
To read a graduated cylinder you read the __________ of the menisicus or "U" shape bottom
Water's density is 1.0 g/mL
Created by: dwehrlin