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chapter 2 States of Matter
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states of matter
The physical forms of matter, which include solid, liquid, and gas.
The state of matter in which the volume and shape of a substance are fixed.
The state of matter that has a definite volume but not a definite shape.
The force that acts on the surface of a liquid and that tends to minimize the area of the surface.
The resistance of a gas or liquid to flow.
A form of matter that does not have a definite volume or shape.
A measure of how hot (or cold) something is; specifically, a measure of the movement of particles.
A measure of the size of a body or region in three-dimensional space.
The amount of force exerted per unit area of a surface (Kpa or kilopascal)
The law that states that the volume of a gas is inversely proportional to the pressure of a gas when temperature is constant.
The law that states that the volume of a gas is directly proportional to the temperature of a gas when pressure is constant.
change of state
The change of a substance from one physical state to another.
The change of state in which a solid becomes a liquid by adding energy.
The change of a substance from a liquid to a gas.
The temperature at which a liquid changes to a gas
The change of state from a gas to a liquid.
The process in which a solid changes directly into a gas.
Heat will always transfer from the warmer object to the cooler object.
A solid with no distinct melting point, made up of particles that are not arranged in a regular pattern
A solid with a distinct melting point that is made up of crystals in which particles are arranged in a regular, repeating pattern
The change of state from a liquid to a gas
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