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Nature of Matter PA

Physical Properties Vocabulary Part A

What is Accuracy? the quality of being near the true value
What is Balance? equipment used to measure mass
What is Calibrate? to mark off lines on measuring equipment for the desired unit
What is Centimeter Cubed? cm3; a unit of volume derived from length times width times height
What is Compress? to squeeze or press together
What is Gas? a state of matter having indefinite volume, indefinite shape, with particles bouncing around and not touching each other
What is a Graduated Cylinder? equipment use to measure liquid volume
What is a Gram? an SI unit to measure mass; 1g = 0.001kg; there are 1000g in 1 kilogram
What is a Kilogram? the SI base unit to measure mass; 1 kg = 1000g
What is the Kinetic Theory? a physics theory that all matter is made of moving particles in random motion
What is Liquid? a state of matter having definite volume, indefinite shape, with particles touching, and sliding around each other
What is a Liter? the SI unit to measure volume of liquids
What is Mass? the amount of matter (atoms) in a substance; measured in grams and kilograms
What is Matter? anything that has mass and volume (takes up space)
What is Meniscus? the curve on the upper surface of a liquid in a container caused by surface tension
What is a Milliliter? an SI unit to measure volume of liquids; 0.001 of a liter; there are 1000 mL in 1 Liter.
What are the Phases of Matter? solids, liquids, gases, and plasma; also called states of matter
What is Physical Property? a characteristic of a pure substance that can be observed without changing it into another substance
What is Plasma? a state of matter consisting of ionized (electrically charged) particles
What is Precision? the amount of detail or refinement in measurement
What is a Solid? a state of matter having definite volume, definite shape, with particles vibrating, touching and locked into place
What are the States of Matter? solids, liquids, gases, and plasma; also called phases of matter
What is a unit? a single, undivided whole; a quantity chosen as a standard for measurement
What is Volume? the amount of space an object takes up or the amount of space a container holds
What is Weight? the measure of the pull of gravity on an object; measured with a scale.
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