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Characteristics that can be observed without changing it into a different substance
Properties of Matter
Texture, Phase changes, Appearance, Flexibility, Conductivity, and Ability to dissolve
Physical Changes in Matter
Any change that alters the form or appearance of matter (change in size, shape, color, state, density)
No new substance is formed
Substance is transformed into a different substance with different properties
The Law of Conservation of Mass
Matter is never created or destroyed, it only changes.
The products may change, but the mass will stay the same
An element that can't be broken down any further by physical or chemical means
Represented by 1-2 letter symbols
Made of 2 or more substances
Physically combined so can be physically separated
No set ratio
Measure of the force of gravity
Weight changes on different planets because gravity is different
Every chemical or physical change requires a transfer of energy - either what
absorbing or releasing
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