science that investigates and explains the structure and properties of matter
the measure of the amount of matter that an object contains
characteristics of a sample of matter that can be observed or measured without any change in its identity
what matter is made up of
large enough to be seen
too small to be seen with a light microscope
helps explain macroscopic observations
made without measurements
matter with the same fixed composition and properties
examples of a pure substance
elements & compounds
combination of two or more substances in which the basic identity of each substance is not changed
changes in matter that do not involve a change in the identity
examples of physical changes
boiling, freezing, melting
examples of mixtures
soil, air, seawater
examples of physical properties
melting point, color, density, physical state
does not have a uniform composition and individual substances remain distinct
has a constant composition
substance being dissolved
substance that dissolves the solute
the solvent is water
made of only one substance
type of pure substance that can be broken down into simpler substances; chemical combination of two or more different elements joined in a fixed proportion
type of pure substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances
combination of the chemical symbols that show what elements make up a compound and the number of atoms of each element
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