Vocab test for P5.5A

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matter
Anything that has mass and takes up space
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element
A substance that cannot be broken down into simpler substances
atom
Smallest particle of an element
Image: atom
compound
substance formed by the chemical combination of two or more elements
Image: compound
observable properties
properties we can see, taste, and touch, i.e. color, texture and state of matter (found using 5 senses)
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molecules
Groups of two or more atoms held together by sharing electrons
mass
the amount of matter in an object
weight
A measure of the force of gravity on an object
volume
The amount of space an object takes up
boiling point
The temperature at which a substance boils (changes to a gas)
Image: boiling point
freezing point
The temperature at which a substance freezes (changes to a solid)
Image: freezing point
solid
A form of matter that has a definite shape and volume
liquid
A state of matter that has no definite shape but has a definite volume. (takes the shape of it's container)
gas
A state of matter with no definite shape or volume
length
Distance between two points

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