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Intro to Matter Chap

States of Matter

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4 states of matter solid, liquid, gas and plasma
solid state in which matter has a definite shape and volume
liquid state in which matter takes the shape of its container and has a definite volume
gas state in which matter changes in both shape and volume
pressure the amount of force exerted on a given area
Boyle's Law for a fixed amount of gas at a constant temperature, the volume of a gas increases as its pressure decreases
Charle's Law for a fixed amount of gas at a constant pressure, the volume of a gas increases as its temperature increases
plasma state of matter that does not have a definite shape or volume and whose particles have broken apart
change of state the conversion of a substance from one physical form to another
melting the change of state from a solid to a liquid
freezing the change of state from a liquid to a solid
vaporization the chage of state from a liquid to a gas; includes boiling and evaporation
boiling vaporization that occurs throghout a liquid
evaporation vaporization that occurs at the surface of a liquid below its boiling point
condensation the change of state from a gas to a liquid
sublimation the change of state from a solid directly into a gas
Created by: tschoeneck