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Muench SciVocab 1

Muench Vocab -- Properties of Matter

Matter Anything that has volume and mass.
Volume The amount of space taken up by an object.
Meniscus The curve you see at a in a liquid's surface, especially in a graduated cylinder. Read the lowest part of the curve for a measurement.
Mass The amount of matter that something has. Always constant, wherever the object is in the universe. Expressed in kilograms.
Gravity The force of attraction between two objects, determined by mass and distance.
Weight Measure of gravitational force exerted on an object. Varies depending on nearness to a large object and that object's mass. Expressed in Newtons.
Newton A measurement of force.
Inertia The tendency of objects to resist change in motion.
Physical property Can be observed without changing the identity of matter.
Density The amount of matter in a given volume: D=m/v
Chemical property Describe a substance based on its ability to change into a new substance with different properties. Ex.: Wood can burn.
Physical change A change in physical properties of a substance. Ex.: Breaking something in two or melting or dissolving something.
Chemical change When one or more substances change into new substances with new properties. Ex.: When wood burns, it changes to smoke and ash.
Created by: kmuench