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Physical/Chemical Properties/Changes

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physical property
characteristic that can be observed or measured without changing the identity of the material
matter
anything that has mass and takes up space
mass
amount of material in an object
volume
measures the amount of space an object takes up
density
amount of mass a material has in a given volume
solid
particles vibrate in a fixed position giving it a definate shape and volume
liquid
particles are moving faster with enough energy to slide past each other giving it the shape of its container
gas
particles are moving so quickly they have enough energy to move freely away from other particles
melting point
temperature at which a solid becomes a liquid
boiling point
temperature at which a liquid becomes a gas
luster
shiny appearance
malleability
ability for many metals to be hammered, pressed, or rolled into thin sheets
ductility
ability for many metals to be drawn into wires
magnetism
ability for a metal to be attracted to a magnet
chemical property
characteristic that gives the substance the ability to undergo a change that results in a new substance
conservation
to preserve a physical quantity during a reaction
flammability
ability for a substance to burn
plasma
extremely hot, electrically charged gaseous material
react
to change in response to something
length
a measured distance or dimension
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