Chapter 4 Terms

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Chapter 4 Terms
2012-11-20 19:13:09
Chapter science

Chapter 4 glossary terms.
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  1. What is Matter
    Anything that has mass and occupies space.
  2. What is a Pure substance
    Matter that contains only one kind of particle.
  3. What is a Mixture
    Matter that contains more than one kind of particle.
  4. What is an element
    A pure substance that cannot be broken down into simpler parts by chemical methods.
  5. What is a compound
    A pure substance made up of two or more elements that are chemically combined.
  6. What is a physical property
    A characteristic of a substance that can be observed and measured without changing the identity of the substance.
  7. What is viscosity
    The measure of a substance's resistance to flow.
  8. What is melting point
    The temperature at which a solid turns into a liquid.
  9. What is boiling point
    The temperature at which a liquid turns into a gas.
  10. What is soluability
    A measure of the ability of a substance to dissolve in another substance.
  11. What is density
    The ratio of the mass of a substance to the volume it occupies.
  12. What is chemical property
    The ability of a substance to change and or react, and to form new substances.
  13. What is combustibility
    The ability of a substance to burn in air.
  14. What is stability
    The ability of a substance to remain unchanged.
  15. What is toxicity
    The ability of a substance to cause harmful effects on plants or animals.