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20 terms

Sorge 8th grade science chapter 3

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sublimation
the change in state from a solid directly to a gas without passing through the liquid state
condensation
the change from the gaseous to the liquid state of matter
gas
a state of matter with no definite shape or volume
boiling point
the temperature at which a substance changes from a liquid to a gas
viscosity
a liquid's resistance to flowing
inversely proportional
a term used to describe the relationship between two variables whose product is constant
vaporization
the change of state from a liquid to a gas
liquid
a state of matter that has no definite shape but has a definite volume
freezing
the change from the liquid to the solid state of matter
amorphous solid
a solid made up of particles that are not arranged in a regular pattern
boiling
the process that occurs when vapoization takes place inside a liquid as well as on the surface
surface tension
the result of an inward pull amoung the molecules of a liquid that brings the molecules on the surface closer together
evaporation
the process that occurs when vaporization takes place only on the surface of the liquid
fluid
a material that can easily flow
directly proportional
a term used to describe the relationship between two variables whose graph is a straight line passing through the point 0,0
pressure
the force exerted on a surface divided by the total area over which the force is exerted
melting point
the temperature at which a substance changes from a solid to a liquid
crystalline solid
a solid that is made up of crystals in which particles are arranged in a regular, repeating pattern
melting
the change from the solid to the liquid state of matter
solid
a state of matter that has a definite shape and a definite volume