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States of Matter

Hooper--States of Matter

WordDefinition
States of matter physical forms in which a substance can exist
solid the state in which matter has a definite shape and volume
liquid state of matter which takes the shape of its container and has a definite volume
gas state in which matter has changes in both shape and volume
pressure amount of force exerted on a given area
Boyle's Law states that for a fixed amount of gas at a constant temperature, the volume of a gas increases as its pressure decreases
Charles's Law states that for a fixed amount of gas at a constant pressure, the volume of the gas increases as its temperature decreases
plasma the state of matter that does not have a definite shape or volume and whose particles have been broken apart
change of state change from one physical form to another
melting change of state from a solid to a liquid
freezing change of state from a liquid to a solid
vaporization the change of state from a liquid to a gas
boiling vaporization that occurs throughout a liquid
evaporation vaporization that occurs at the surface of a liquid below its boiling point
condensation change of state from a gas to a liquid
sublimation change of state from a solid directly to a gas
Created by: linshooper