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ch. 2 vocab

the properteys of matter

matter anything that has mass and takes up space
volume a measure of the size of a body of region in three dimensional space
meniscus the curve at a liquids surface by which one measures the volume of liquid
mass a measure of the amount of matter in an object
wheight a measure of the gravitational force exerted on an object; its value can change with the location of the object in the universe
intertia the tendency of an object to resist being moved or; if the object is moving, to resist a change in speed or direction until an outside force acts on an object
physical property a characteristic of a substance that does not involve a chemical change, such as density, color, or hardness
density the ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume of the substance mass divided by volume
physical change a change of matter from one to another without a change on chemical properties
chemical property a property of matter that describes a substances ability to participate in chemical reactions
chemical change a change that occurs when one or more substances change into entirely new substances with different properties
Created by: amber12806