Science Chapter 4 Glossary Terms

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Science Chapter 4 Glossary Terms
2014-04-29 22:47:37

Science glossary terms
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  1. Matter:
    Anything that has mass and occupies space.
  2. Pure Substance:
    Matter that only contains one type of particle.
  3. Mixture:
    Matter that contains more than one particle.
  4. Element:
    A pure substance that can't be broken down into simpler parts by chemical mixtures.
  5. Compound:
    A pure substance that is made of 2 or more different elements that are chemically combined.
  6. Physical Property:
    A characteristic of a substance that can be observed and measured without the identity of the subject changing.
  7. Viscosity:
    The measure of a substance's resistance to flow.
  8. Melting Point:
    The temperature that a solid turns into a liquid.
  9. Boiling Point:
    The temperature that liquid turns into a gas.
  10. Solubility:
    A measure of the ability of a substance to dissolve in another substance.
  11. Density:
    The ratio of mass of a substance:volume it occupies.
  12. Chemical Property:
    The ability of a substance to change or react and form a new substance.
  13. Combustibility:
    The ability of a substance to burn in air.
  14. Stability:
    The ability of a substance to remain unchanged.
  15. Toxicity:
    The ability of a substance to harm plants and animals.