the three states held by matter: solid, liquid, gas
matter has a fixed shape and a fixed volume
matter has a variable shape, but fixed volume
matter has a variable shape and volume, but compression is significant
can be separated into pure substances by physical methods, properties are indefinite and vary
properties are definite constant for a given sample
a homogeneous mixture of two or more metals
matter that has definite composition and constant properties
predictable properties, but can be broken down into elements by ordinary chemical reactions
a substance that cannot be broke down further by a chemical reaction
the abbreviated name of each element used to identify the element on the periodic table
individual particles that make up an element
semimetal (or metalloid)
an element that typically has properties midway between those of metals and nonmetals
an element that typically is a solid, has bright metallic luster, high density, high melting point, and good conductor of heat and electricity
property of metal meaning it can be hammered into a thin sheet of foil
if the metal can be drawn into a fine wire
an element that usually has low density, low melting point, and poor conductor of heat and electrity
the number that identifies a particular element
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