Properties of Matter

By: Sophie Dunman

Mass- the amount of matter in an object

Volume- the amount of space an object takes up

Weight- ( on Earth ) a measure of the force of gravity between Earth and an object

Density- a measure of how tightly packed matter is; the amount of mass contained in a given volume

Buoyancy- the upward push on an object by the liquid ( or gas ) the object is placed in

Conduct- allow heat or electricity to flow through readily

Insulate- not allow heat or electricity to flow through readily

Solubility- the quantity of a particular substance that can dissolve in a particular solvent

Magnetism- a physical phenomenon produced by the motion of electric charge resulting in attractive and repulsive forces between objects

States of Matter- any of the forms matter can exist in

Melting Point- the temperature at which a solid changes state to a liquid

Boiling Point- the temperature at which a liquid changes state into a gas

Freezing Point- the temperature at which a liquid changes state into a solid

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