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Matter Vocab

The Physical forms of matter, which include solids, liquids and gas. State of Matter
The state of matter in which the volume and shape of a substance are fixed. You need a lot of force to separate it. Solid
The state of matter that has a definite volume, but not a definite shape. Liquid
The force that acts on the surface of a liquid and tends to minimize the area of a surface. Surface Tension
The resistance of a gas or liquid to flow. Viscosity
A form of matter that has no definite shape or volume. Gas
A measure of how hot something is, specifically a measure of the movement of particles. Temperature
A measure of the size of a body or region in the 3-demensional space. Volume
The amount of force exerted per unit area of a surface. Pressure
The law that states the volume of gas is inversely proportional to the pressure of a gas when temperature is constant. Boyle's Law
The law that states the volume of a gas is directly proportional to the temperature of a gas when pressure is constant. Charles's Law
The change of a substance from one physical state to another. Change of state
The change of state in which a solid becomes a liquid by adding energy. Melting
The change of a liquid to a gas. Evaporation
The conversion of a liquid to a vapor when the vapor pressure of the liquid equals the Atmospheric pressure. Boiling
The change of state from a gas to a liquid. Condensation
The process in which a solid changes directly into a gas. Sublimation
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