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Unit 2: Properties of Matter (Elementary Vocabulary)
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the measurement of how much matter is in an object; solids, liquids,
gases have mass;
the measure of the force of gravity on an object
matter that has a definite shape and takes up a definite amount of
matter that does not have a definite shape, but takes up a definite
amount of space.
matter that takes the shape of its container, but spreads out to fill
whatever space is available; always fills the container it is in.
an invisible force that can attract (pull closer) or repel (push
away) objects that have magnetic materials inside them.
Change of state
a change of a substance from one physical state (solid,
liquid, gas) to another.
the force of pulling or drawing something toward another object
due to its properties
the gas form of water in the air.
to force something to move away or apart; to push back or away by
the process where a substance changes from a solid to a liquid
the amount of space that matter takes up.
the process where a substance changes from a gas to a liquid
the process where a substance changes from a liquid or gas to a
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