Glossary of General Properties of Matter (8th gr. Physical Science, 1st nine weeks, test 2)

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All matter has this
What is matter?
Matter is anything that takes up space and has mass.
What are the four states of matter?
solids, liquids, gases, and plasma
What are the 2 properties of matter?
physical and chemical
Physical Properties
Size, shape, color, texture, melting point, boiling point
What is a physical change?
- A change in size, shape, or state of matter.
- Does not change the identity of the substance
Chemical properties
1. combusibility
2. flammability
What is a chemical change?
- A change of one substance into another
- The result is the formation of a new substance
Examples of physical changes
- stretching a rubberband
- cutting a piece of wood
- water freezing into ice
- ice melting to water
Examples of chemical changes
- rust
- burning
What is mass?
The amount of matter in an object
Does an object's mass change?
NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!!!
In what unit is mass measured?
What is weight?
The amount of gravity acting upon an object
Weight is measured in ____________.

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