Busy. Please wait.
or

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
or

Username is available taken
show password

why


Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
We do not share your email address with others. It is only used to allow you to reset your password. For details read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Don't know
Know
remaining cards
Save
0:01
To flip the current card, click it or press the Spacebar key.  To move the current card to one of the three colored boxes, click on the box.  You may also press the UP ARROW key to move the card to the "Know" box, the DOWN ARROW key to move the card to the "Don't know" box, or the RIGHT ARROW key to move the card to the Remaining box.  You may also click on the card displayed in any of the three boxes to bring that card back to the center.

Pass complete!

"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
Retries:
restart all cards
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Chapter 3

States of Matter - Solid, Liquid, Gas, and Plasma

TermDefinition
States of Matter The physical forms in which a substance can exist.
Solid The state of matter that has a definite shape and volume.
Crystalline Solid Solid with a very orderly, three-dimensional arrangement of particles in a repeating patten of rows (ie Iron, Diamond, Ice).
Amorphous Solid Solids made of particles that do not have a special arrangement in patterns (ie Glass, Rubber, and Wax).
Liquid The state of matter that has a definite volume but not a definite shape.
Surface Tension The force that acts on the surface of a liquid and that tends to minimize the area of the surface (the reason a paperclip sits atop water).
Viscosity The resistance of a gas or liquid to flow.
Gas A form of matter that does not have a definite volume or shape.
Temperature A measure of how hot (or cold)something is; specifically, a measure of the movement of particles.
Volume The amount of space that an object takes up.
Pressure The amount of force exerted on a given area of surface.
Boyle's Law The law that states that the volume of a gas is inversely proportional to the pressure of a gas when temperature is constant (ie as volume decreases, pressure increases and as volume increases, pressure decreases).
Charle's Law The law that states that the volume of a gas is directly proportional to the temperature of a gas when pressure is constant (ie: as temperature decreases, volume decreases and as temperature increases, volume increases).
Change of state The change of a substance from one physical state to another (ie: ice to water, water to vapor).
Melting The change of state from a solid to a liquid (ice turning into water).
Freezing The change of state from a liquid to a solid (ie: water turning into ice).
Evaporation The change of a substance from a liquid to a gas (ie: water turning into steam).
Boiling The conversion of liquid to a vapor when the vapor pressure of the liquid equals the atmospheric pressure.
Condensation The change of state from a gas to a liquid (ie steam turning to water on your bathroom mirror after a shower).
Sublimation When a solid changes directly into a gas (no melting, goes straight from solid to gas without turning into a liquid in between).
Plasma “Superheated Gas” - A mixture of charged particles. When gas is heated to high temperatures the particles of the atoms are free to collide.
Created by: Kenmore Science