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Properties of Matter

for Adam

inertia tendency of an object to resist any change in motion
muniscus the curve of the surface of water when it's in a container
volume amount of space taken up or occupied by an object; an object that has mass and takes up space
mass amount of matter in an object
kilograms SI unit for mass
gravitational force force that keeps objects from floating off into space
weight amount of gravitational force is exerted on an object
newtons SI unit for weight
density amount of matter in a given volume of space; expressed as mass divided by volume
physical property property that can be observed and measured without changing the matter's identity
physical change change in matter from one form to another without changing its chemical properties
chemical property ability of matter to change into a new matter with new properties
chemical change matter changes into a new substance
state type of matter that makes up the object and the way that the matter is arranged
characteristic property property of matter that is always the same, no matter what size the sample is; scientists use these properties to identify and classify matter
reactivity chemical property that describes the ability of two or more substances to combine to form a new substance
flammability chemical property that describes the ability of a substance to burn
signs of a chemical change fizzing, foaming, sound, light, change in color, change in smell
solubility ability to dissolve in water
malleability ability to pound into thin sheets
ductility ability to pound into thin wires
Created by: annsinon