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Matter & Energy Ch 1

Vocabulary from Chapter 1: Introduction to Matter

Matter Anything that has mass and takes up space.
Mass A measure of how much matter an object contains.
Weight The downward pull of an object due to gravity.
Volume The amount of space that matter in an object occupies.
Atom The smallest basic unit of matter.
Molecule When two or more atoms bond together, or combine.
Element A substance that contains only a single type of atom.
Compound A substance that consists of two or more different types of atoms bonded together.
Mixture A combination of different substances that remain the same individual substances and can be separated by physical means.
States of Matter The different forms in which matter can exist: solid, liquid and gas.
Solid A substance that has a fixed volume and a fixed shape.
Liquid A substance that has a fixed volume but no fixed shape.
Gas A substance that has no fixed volume or fixed shape.
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