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chemical property
the way a substance reacts with other substances
Condensation
the changing of a gas into a liquid
conductivity
the ability to transfer heat and electricity
density
the amount of matter in a certain volume of a substance; found by dividing the mass of an object by its volume
ductility
the ability to be pulled into thin wires without breaking
evaporation
the change of a liquid into a gas below the boiling point
flammability
a chemical property of a substance that describes its ability to catch on fire or burn
freezing
the change of a liquid into a solid
malleability
the ability to be bent, flattened, or hammered without breaking
mass
a measure of the amount of matter in an object
matter
anything that has mass and takes up space
melting
the change of a solid into a liquid
pH
a scale that measures the strength of acids and bases
physical property
a property that can be observed without changing the identity of a substance
reactivity
ability to cause a chemical change when interacting with another substance
states of matter
the form of a substance takes, including solid, liquid, and gas
sublimation
the process of changing directly from a solid to gas without first becoming a liquid
texture
the feel, appearance, or consistency of an object
volume
a measure of how much space the matter of an object takes up
weight
a measure of how gravity pulls on an object
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