Three States of Matter: Solids, Liquids, Gases

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What determines the state of matter (solid, liquid, or gas) a material is in?

How strong the particles stick together in the material

Which factor affects how well particles stick together in a material?


How are solids, liquids, and gases differentiated?

By their volume and density

Which state of matter has a definite volume?


What is density a measure of?

How heavy something is for its size

On what does the behavior of a substance depend?

The material, temperature, and pressure

what state depends on how strongly the particles stick together?

all of the above

Study Notes

The Three States of Matter

  • Materials exist in three states: solids, liquids, and gases, known as the Three States of Matter.
  • All materials are composed of tiny particles, which can be thought of as tiny balls.

Factors Affecting the State of Matter

  • The state of matter (solid, liquid, or gas) depends on how strongly particles stick together.
  • Three factors influence how well particles stick together:
    • The material itself
    • Temperature
    • Pressure

Properties of Solids, Liquids, and Gases

  • Solids, liquids, and gases can be identified by their distinct properties.
  • Properties of substances refer to how they behave.

Properties of Solids

  • Solids have a definite volume, meaning they take up a fixed amount of space.
  • Solids have a definite shape.

Properties of Liquids

  • Liquids have a definite volume, but their shape changes depending on their container.
  • Liquids have an undefined shape.

Properties of Gases

  • No specific mention is made of the properties of gases in the provided text.

Learn about the properties of solids, liquids, and gases, and how they behave differently. Understand that materials are made up of tiny particles and the concept of states of matter. Explore the Three States of Matter - solids, liquids, and gases.

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