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Physical Properties

TermDefinition
Brittle Likely to break, snap, or crack when subjected to pressure
Conductivity A property that describes if heat or electrical charges pass through the material easily
Density The amount of matter in a given space or volume, a relationship between mass and volume
Displacement A way to measure the volume of a solid by placing it in a known amount of liquid
Ductility A property that describes if the material has the ability to be pulled into thin wire without breaking
Luster The way the surface of a mineral reflects light; either metallic or non-metallic such as silky, dull, glassy, or resinous
Malleability A property that describes the ability of the material to be rolled or hammered into thin sheets
Metal An element that is typically a hard, shiny solid, is malleable, and is a good conductor of heat and electricity
Metalloid An element that shares some properties of metals and some of non-metals
Non-metal An element that is usually a gas or brittle solid at room temperature, is not malleable or ductile, is a poor conductor of heat and electricity, and is typically not shiny
Overflow Can A can used for measuring the volume of an object (usually an irregular shaped one) by fluid displacement
Physical Property Those characteristics that can be observed without changing the identity of the substance such as size, shape, luster, conductivity, malleability, and magnetic attraction
Created by: jennychapates