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ch.3 vocab

states of mater

TermDefinition
states of matter the physical forms of mater which include solid, liquid, and gas
solid the state of matter in which the volume and shape of a substance can be fixed
liquid the state of matter that has a definite volume but not a definite shape
surface tension the force that acts on the surface and tends to minimize the area of the surface
viscosity the resistance of a gas or a 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
volume a measure of the size of a body or region in three dimensional space
pressure the amount of force exerted per unit area of a substance
boyles law the law that states that the volume of a gas is inversely proportional to the pressure of a gas when the temp is constant
Charles law the law that states that the volume of gas is directly proportional
change of state the change of a substance from one physical state to another
melting the change of state in which a solid becomes a liquid
evaporation the change of a substance from a liquid to a gas
boiling the conversion of a liquid to a vapor when the vapor pressure of the liquids equals the atmosphere pressure
condensation the change of state from a gas to a liquid
sublimation the process in which a solid changes to a gas
Created by: amber12806