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Properties of Air

Study Aid for the Properties of Air Test

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If air is matter, what two things must be true? it takes up space and has mass
What happens to molecules of air when they are heated? they expand (take up more space)
What happens to molecules of air when they are cooled? they contract (take up less space)
Does the air near the ceiling in this room put pressure on the ceiling? yes
What property of air allows a suction cup to stay attached to a surface. air exerts pressure
What property of air can be demonstrated by blowing up a balloon? air takes up space
What property of air can be demonstrated by comparing the weight of a balloon full of air and a deflated balloon? air has weight (mass)
What property of air can be demonstrated by putting a tissue in a beaker of water and then putting the beaker upside down under water to show that the tissue will remain dry? air takes up space
What property of air can be demonstrated by balancing two deflated balloons on a scale and then inflating one to show that the scale will tip to that side? air has weight (mass)
What property of air can be demonstrated by balancing two paper bags on a scale and then filling one with carbon dioxide gas to show that the scale will tip to that side? air has weight (mass)
What property of air can be demonstrated by filling a container with water, covering it with a piece of oaktag, and then tipping it upside down to show that the water will stay trapped inside the container? air exerts pressure
What are the over 100 different types of atoms called as a group? the elements
What are the three main states of matter? solid, liquid, and gas
What 3 gasses make up most of the air? nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide
What is the most common gas in the air? nitrogen
Atoms combined with other atoms are known as what? molecules
What property of air can be demonstrated by measuring the circumference of a balloon before and after it is heated and cooled? air expands when heated and contracts when cooled
What property of air can be demonstrated by heating up or cooling down the air in flask with a balloon attached to the top? air expands when heated and contracts when cooled
Created by: ekeilen