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MMS - Kerr

Properties of Matter

QuestionAnswer
Matter anything that occupies space and has mass
Physical Property a characteristic of a substance that can be observed without changing the substance into something else
Physical Change a change that alters the form or appearance of a material but does not make the material into another substance
Chemical Property a characteristic that is observed when a substance interacts with another substance
Chemical Change a change in matter that produces new substances
Solid a state of matter that has a definite volume and a definite shape
Liquid a state of matter that has a definite volume and no definite shape
Gas a state of matter that has no definite volume and no definite shape
Mass a measure of how much matter is in an object
Volume the amount of space occupied by matter
Luster the way a mineral reflects light from it surface
Hardness the comparative ability of a substance to scratch or be scratched by another
Malleability a material that can be pounded or rolled into shape
Conductivity a measure of the ability of a given substance to conduct electric current
Ductility a measure to describe a material that can be drawn out into a long wire
Texture the characteristic physical structure given to a material, an object, etc., by the size, shape, arrangement, and proportions of its parts
Density the measurement of how much mass of a substance is contained in a given volume
Boiling Point the temperature at which a substance changes from a liquid to a gas
Melting Point the temperature at which a substance changes from a solid to a liquid
Freezing Point the temperature at which a substance changes from a liquid to a solid
Flammability the quality of being easily ignited and burning rapidly
Rusting the quality of iron reacting with oxygen to form a reddish-brown material
Tarnishing to lose luster, and become discolored
Created by: kerrk