Science - States of Matter

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Science - States of Matter
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2012-04-25 07:45:54
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States of Matter
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  1. What is matter?
    Matter is anything that takes up space and has mass
  2. List the three types of matter
    Solids

    Liquids

    Gases
  3. State a property of solids
    • Has a fixed size
    • Has a fixed shape
    • Can be held
    • Particles tightly packed together
  4. State a property of liquids
    Has a fixed volume

    Has no shape of its own

    Particles can move a little
  5. State a property of gases
    • No fixed volume
    • No fixed shape
    • No fixed size
    • Particles can move freely
  6. Explain evaporation
    This is changing a liquid into a gas
  7. Explain condensation
    This is changing a gas into a liquid
  8. Explain freezing
    This is changing a liquid into a solid

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