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Notes on Matter

Summary: The following are notes about Matter.
8-1 Matter

MATTER- anything that takes up space and has mass.

-There are 4 states of matter- solids, liquids, gases, and plasma.

State of Matter- depends on molecular motion.

-At higher temperature molecules move easier.

SOLIDS- has definite shape and volume and the particles are close together.

Crystals- in solids the particles are arranged in geometric pattern. Ex: salt crystals, snowflakes.

Amorphous Solids- appears to be solids but is not made of crystals; can be though of a very thick liquids. Ex: wax, butter, glass, and plastic.

Kinetic theory of matter- tiny particles in constant motion makes up all matter. At high temperature they move faster.

LIQUIDS- flows and takes the shape of it container. Particles are close together and can't be compressed. Liquids have definite volume.

Fluids- particles can flow past each other. Ex. any liquid or gas.

GASES- particles that are not close together. It can...

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