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States of matter_notes

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  1. 1. The Four States of Matter
  2. 2. What are the four states of matter? <ul><li>Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. </li></ul><ul><li>Matter can take forms/states – solid, liquid, gas, plasma. </li></ul><ul><li>In each state, the particles in matter behaves differently. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How do solids behave? <ul><li>The particles of a solid are very tightly packed and move slightly. </li></ul><ul><li>Definite shape </li></ul><ul><li>Definite Volume </li></ul>
  4. 4. How do liquids behave? <ul><li>Particles in a liquid can slide past each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Indefinite Shape </li></ul><ul><li>Definite Volume </li></ul>
  5. 5. How do gases behave? <ul><li>Particles in a gas can move about freely. </li></ul><ul><li>Indefinite shape </li></ul><ul><li>Indefinite volume </li></ul>
  6. 6. How does plasma behave? <ul><li>Particles in plasma are broken. (charged particles) </li></ul><ul><li>Indefinite shape </li></ul><ul><li>Indefinite volume </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct Electricity </li></ul><ul><li>Lightning is actually plasma </li></ul>