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Property and Matter

Thermal energy The kinetic energy of the moving particles in an object.
Solid One of the four states of matter. It has structural rigidity and can resistance to changes of shape or volume.
Liquid It is the only state of matter with a definite volume but no fixed shape.
Gas Mostly invisible state of matter. It has variable volume and shape, adapting both to fit its container.
Plasma less commonly known state of matter. It is very similar to gas.
Colloid A solution that has particles ranging between 1 and 1000 nano-meters in diameter. Particles can stay evenly distributed.
Phase change When a state of matter changes phase due to thermal change.
Particle A tiny portion of matter.
Melting point The temperature for a solid to melt into a liquid.
Freezing point The temperature for a liquid to freeze into a solid.
Boiling point The temperature for a liquid to evaporate into a gas.
Evaporation The process of water turning into water vapor.
Condensation The process of water vapor turning into water
Volume Area of a 3-D shape.
Mass The size and weight of an object.
Pure substance
Extended structure
Physical change
Chemical change
Natural resource
Synthetic material



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