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Muench SciVocab 2

Muench Sci Vocab: States of matter

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Physical forms in which a substance can exist; states include solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. States of Matter
State in which matter has a definite shape and volume. Solid
State in which matter takes the shape of its container and has a definite volume. Liquid
State in which matter changes in both shape and volume Gas
Amount of force exerted on a given area. Pressure
The law that states that for a fixed amount of gas at a constant temperature, the volume of a gas increases as its pressure decreases. Boyle's law
The law that states that for a fixed amount of gas at a constant pressure, the volume of a gas increases as its temp. increases. Charle's law
The state of matter that does not have a definite shape or volume and whose particles have broken apart; plasma is composed of electrons and positively charged ions. Plasma
Conversion of a substance from one physical form to another. Change of state
The change of state from a solid to liquid Melting
The change of state from a liquid to solid Freezing
The change of state from a liquid to a gas; includes boiling and evaporation. Vaporization
Vaporization that occurs throughout a liquid Boiling
Vaporization that occurs at the surface of a liquid below its boiling point Evaporation
The change of state from a gas to a liquid Condensation
The change of state from a solid directly into a gas Sublimation
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