Solids,Liquids, and Gases Flashcard

Kinetic energy
An explanation of particles in matter behave
Melting point
Temperature at which a solid begins to liquify
Heat of fusion
Amount of energy required to change a substance from a solid to a liquid phase at it’s melting point
Boiling point
Temperature at which a liquid changes to a vapor
Heat of vaporization
Amount of energy required for a liquid at it’s boiling point to become a gas
Diffusion
Spreading of particles throughout a given volume until they are uniformly distributed
Plasma
Matter consisting of positive and negative charged particles
Thermal expansions
An increase in size of a substance when the temperature is increased

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