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# Physical Prop A

TermDefinition
accuracy the quality of being near the true value
balance equipment used to measure mass
calibrate to mark off lines on measuring equipment for the desired unit
centimeter cubed_ cm3; a unit of volume derived from length times width times height
compress_ to squeeze or press together
gas_ a state of matter having indefinite volume, indefinite shape, with particles bouncing around and not touching each other
graduated cylinder_ equipment use to measure liquid volume
gram_ an SI unit to measure mass; 1g = 0.001kg; there are 1000g in 1 kilogram
kilogram_ the SI base unit to measure mass; 1 kg = 1000g
kinetic theory_ a physics theory that all matter is made of moving particles in random motion
liquid_ a state of matter having definite volume, indefinite shape, with particles touching, and sliding around each other
liter_ the SI unit to measure volume of liquids
mass_ the amount of matter (atoms) in a substance; measured in grams and kilograms
matter_ anything that has mass and volume (takes up space)
meniscus_ the curve on the upper surface of a liquid in a container caused by surface tension
milliliter_ an SI unit to measure volume of liquids; 0.001 of a liter; there are 1000 mL in 1 Liter.
phases of matter_ solids, liquids, gases, and plasma; also called states of matter
physical property_ a characteristic of a pure substance that can be observed without changing it into another substance
plasma_ a state of matter consisting of ionized (electrically charged) particles
precision_ the amount of detail or refinement in measurement
solid a state of matter having definite volume, definite shape, with particles vibrating, touching and locked into place
states of matter_ solids, liquids, gases, and plasma; also called phases of matter
unit a single, undivided whole; a quantity chosen as a standard for measurement
volume the amount of space an object takes up or the amount of space a container holds
weight the measure of the pull of gravity on an object; measured with a scale.
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