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Science Chpt.3 Vocab

8th grade science

TermDefinition
solid the state of matter that has a definite shape and volume.
liquid the state of matter that has a definite volume but takes the shape of its container
gas the state of matter that has no definite shape or volume
Boyle's Law the pressure increases, volume decreases, temperature stays the same, and is in inverse relationship
Charles's Law temperature increases, volume increases, pressure stays the same, and is a positive relationship
plasma has no shape, no volume, conducts electricity, & is affective by electricity and magnetism.
change of state when matter changes from one physical from to another.
melting point from solid to liquid
freezing from liquid to solid
vaporization from liquid to gas(boiling point, evaporation)
boiling when a liquid evaporates quickly
evaporation the change of state from the liquid state to the gas state
condensation from gas to liquid
sublimation the process in which a solid changes directly into a gas
crystalline solid a very orderly solid, with a three- dimensional arrangement of particles
amorphous solid a solid made of particles that don't have a special arrangement
surface tension a force that acts on the particles at the surface of a liquid
visosity how thick something is, and a characteristic of a liquid, and is resistance to flow
pressure force exported on an area
Created by: Lilla721