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examples of physical properties of matter

some examples are color, shape, size and texture

water vapor

molecules move quickly past each other and spread out


anything that has mass and takes up space; everything you see even air

3 states of water

ice, water, water vapor; all have the same kind of matter, molecule and atom


2 or more atoms joined together

physical property

matter changes from one state to another without becoming a new matter; different characteristics


smallest particle of matter

liquid water

molecules move past each other but stay close together; take the shape of the container it is in

3 states of matter

solid, liquid, gas


molecules vibrate and are placked close together; stay in a specific shape


measure of the pull of gravity on an object; can chage if gravity's pull changes


amount of space that matter takes up; all matter has this

liter and milliliter

used to measure volume in a beaker or graduated cylinder

metric system

a standard system of measurement based on multiples of 10; all scientists use this

gram and kilogram

used to measure mass with a balance


how the surface of an object looks when light shines on it; shiny or not

5 physical properties of matter

color, shape, texture, density and luster


how the object feels


how much matter is in a given space, or volume

chemical property

a characteristic of matter that can be observed only when matter is changed into a new kind of matter

chemical properties examples

burn, rust, cook , tarnish; how matter reacts with air, heat and water

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