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Matter Lesson 1

matter Anything that has mass and takes up space.
substance A single kind of matter that always has a specific makeup, or composition.
physical property A characteristic that can be observed without changing the matter into another type of matter.
chemical property Characteristics that describe something's ability to become something else.
atom The basic unit from which all matter is made.
element Substances that are made up of only one type of atom.
molecule A group of two or more atoms held together by chemical bonds.
compound A substance made of two or more elements that are chemically combined in a set ratio.
mixture Made up or two or more substances that are together in the same place, but their atoms are not chemically bonded.
distill Involves separating liquids by boiling them.
homogeneous mixture A mixture where it is not easy to separate the parts or substances. (You can NOT see all the parts)
heterogeneous mixture A mixture made up of different substances that is easy to separate the parts or substances. (You can see all the parts)
Created by: KHow424