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Properties of Matter

6th Physical Science

A characteristic of a substance that does not involve a chemical change, such as density, color, or hardness. physical property
A property of matter that describes a substance's ability to participate in chemical reactions. chemical property
A measure of how hot or cold something is; specifically, a measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles in an object. temperature
The process of obtaining information by using the senses; the information obtained by using the senses. observation
The amount of mass in a certain amount of space. density
How much matter makes up an object. matter
How much matter can fit inside of a space. volume
The ability of a solid to be easily shaped that can be changed without breaking. malleability
The ability of a substance to transmit or conduct an electrical charge. conductivity
The ability of a material to transmit or conduct heat. thermal conductivity
The ability of one substance to dissolve in another at a given temperature and pressure. solubility
The physical property of materials or substance that are attracted or pull towards a magnet. magnetic attraction
The ability of a chemical to burn or ignite causing a fire. flammability
The ability of a substance to undergo a chemical reaction. reactivity