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Kinetic theory Vocab

kinetic theory vocab

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diffusion
the mixing of like an unlike molecules
freezing
the point when a liquid turns into a solid
variable
something in a lab that can vary
liquid
definite volume but takes the shape of its container
temperature
the amount of energy in an object
contraction
When molecules in an object cool down the object undergoes _________
melting
the point when a solid turns into a liquid
observation
a conclusion based on your 5 senses
expansion
what happens to objects when the molecules are expanded
kinetic theory
the idea that every object is made up of molecules that are always moving
boiling
the point when water reaches 212 degrees farenheit and the liquid turns into a gas
molecule
a part of an object (solid liquid or a gas) that is always moving
evaporation
the point when a liquid has enough energy to become a gas
hypothesis
an educated guess
energy
the amount of kinetic _______ in an object determines the temperature.
states of matter
a form that the molecules take (hint: there are 3 main states)
sublimation
when a solid turns directly into a gas i.e. Dry ice
inference
a conclusion based on your observations
heat
the perceptible or measurable degree of hotness
convection current
the uneven heating or cooling of molecules
gas
no def. volume or shape
implode
to burst inward
solid
definite volume and shape
thermometer
a tool that measures the amount of kinetic energy in an object
air pressure
the pressure that the molecules are forcing on us in the atmosphere
condensation
a by-product of the time when a gas changes into a liquid
conclusion
an ending statement at the end of a lab report

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