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Properties part A

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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