Chapter 2 Science Vocab

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thermal conductivity

the ability to transfer heat from one area to another

state

physical form in which a substance exist such as liquid,solid or gas

malleability

the ability to be pounded into sheets

ductability

pull into wires

soulibility

ability to dissolve

density

mass per unit volume

matter

anything that has volume and mass

volume

the amount of space that something occupies or the amount of space that something contains

meniscus

the curve at a liquid's surface by which you measure the volume of a liquid

mass

the amount of matter is made of

gravity

a force of attraction between objects that is due to their masses

weight

a measure of the gravitational exerted on an object, usually by Earth

newton

the SI unit of force

inertia

the tendency in all objects resist any change in motions

physical property

a property of matter that can be observes or measured without changing the identity of matter

density

the amount of matter in a given space, mass per unit volume

chemical property

a property of matter that describes a substance based on its ability to change into a new substance with different properties

physical change

a change that affects 1 or more physical properties of a substance; many physical changes are easy to undo

chemical change

a change that occurs when 1 or more substances are changing into entirely new substances with different properties, cannot be reversed using physical means

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