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CH. 2&3

Science- Matter and Mass

Inertia The tendency of an object to resist being moved or, if the object is moving, to resist a change in speed or direction until an outside force acts on the object
Mass A measure of the amount of matter in an object
Matter Anything that has mass and takes up space
Meniscus A curve at a liquid's surface by which one measures the volume of a liquid
Volume A measure of the size of a body or region in three-demensional space
Weight A measure of the gravitational force exerted on an object; Its value can change with the location of the object in the universe
Density The ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume of the substance
Physical Change A change of matter from one form to another without a change in chemical properties
Physical Property A characteristic of a substance that does not involve a chemical change, such as density, color, or hardness
Chemical Change A change that occurs when one or more substances change into entierly new substances with new chemical properties
Chemical Property A property of matter that describes a substance's ability to participate in chemical reactions
Gas A form of matter taht does not have a definite volume or shape
Liquid The state of matter that has a definite volume but not a definite shape
Solid The state of matter in which the volume and shape of a substance are fixed
States of Matter The physical forms of matter, which include solid, liquid, and gas
Surface Tension The force that acts on the surface of a liquid and that tends to minimize the area or the surface
Created by: KimDez13