Pearson Chemistry Chapter 13 - States of Matter
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the energy an object has due to its motion
All matter consists of tiny particles that are in constant motion.
results from the force exerted by a gas per unit surface area of an object
An empty space with no particles and no pressure
The collisions of atoms and molecules in air with objects causes _____.
A device that is used to measure atmospheric pressure
The SI unit for pressure
1 standard atmosphere (1 atm)
the pressure required to support 760mm of mercury in a barometer at 25 degrees Celcius
1 ATM equals how many mmHg?
1 ATM equals how many kPa?
1 ATM equals how many pounds per square inch?
The conversion of a liquid to a gas or a vapor.
conversion from a liquid to a gas on the surface of a liquid that is not boiling
a measure of force exerted by a gas above a liquid
Boiling Point (bp)
the temperature at which the vapor pressure of the liquid is just equal to the external pressure of the liquid
Normal Boiling Point
boiling point of a liquid at a pressure of 101.3 KPa
Melting Point (mp)
the temperature at which solid changes into a liquid
Freezing Point (fp)
the temperature at which a liquid changes into a solid
In a _____, the particals are arranged in an orderly, repeating and three-dimensional pattern called a crystal lattice.
the smallest group of particles within a crystal that retains the geometric shape of the crystal
two or more different molecular forms of the same element in the same physical state
lacks an ordered internal structure
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