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Quinn science K1

The Properties of Matter

TermDefinition
matter anything that has mass and volume
volume the amount of space that something occupies or the amount of space that something contains
meniscus the curve at a liquid's surface by which you measure the volume of a liquid
mass the amount of matter that something is made of
gravity a force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses and distance between them
weight a measure of the gravitational force exerted on an object, usually by the Earth
newton the SI unit of force
inertia the tendency of all objects to resist any change in motion
physical property a property of matter that can be observed observed or measured without changing he identity of the matter
density the amount of matter in a given space;mass per unit volume
chemical property a property of matter that describes a substance based on its ability to change into a new substance with different properties
physical change a change that affects one or more physical properties of a substance; many physical changes are easy to undo
chemical change a change that occurs when one or more substances are changed into entirely new substances with different properties; cannot be reversed using physical means
cubic having three dimensions
thermal conductivity ability to transfer heat energy from one area to another
state physical form in which a substance exists at room temperature; solid, liquid, or gas
malleability ability to be pounded into thin sheets
ductility ability to be drawn into a wire
solubility the ability to dissolve in another substance
flammability ability to burn, chemical property
characteristic property both physical and chemical properties that describe a substance
change process
property ability
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