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properties of matter

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TermDefinition
Mass the amount of matter in someting M=DxV
Metalloids substances that exhibit some properties of luster, conductivity and malleability- my appear in all three states
metals substances that have the physical properties of luster, conductivity and malleability- my appear in all three states
non-metals substances that have the physical properties of being dull, insulators and brittle. may appear in all three states of matter
Streak the color of a mineral seen when rubbed ona streak plate
Volume the amount of space that a substance or object occupies V=M/D
Conductivity the ability to conduct electrical current or thermal energy
Density the amount of matter that will fit into a given amount od space D=M/V
Ductility the ability to be streched into a wire without breaking
hardness the ability of a mineral to resist scratching
luster how the surface of a mineral appears when it reflects light (dull or shiny)
Malleability ability to be formed or shaped underpressure ex. hammered or rolled into sheets
Created by: dgrewe