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liquids shape and volume

shape- indefinite

volume- definite

solids shape and volume

shape- definite

volume- definite

gases shape and volume

shape- indefinite

volume- indefinite

arrangement of atoms in a liquid
close together but with no order
arrangments of atoms in a solid
close together and in order
arrangments of atoms in gases
far apart with no order
physical properties
a quality or condition of a substance that can be observed or measured without changing the substance’s composition
chemical properties
the ability of a substance to undego a specific chemical change
examples of a physical property
hardness, color, conductivity, malleability
examples of a chemical property
burn, rust,rot, decompose, ferment, explode, corrode
a substance that contains 2 or more elements which are chemically combined
the simplest form of matter that retains its unique set of properties
metric conversions

K H D meter leter gram d c m

Kilo (1000), Hecta (100), Deka (10), deci (0.1), centi (0.01), milli (0.001)

meter=length, gram=weight, liter=fluid

Kelvin to Celcius
Celcius to Kelvin
nucleus components
neutrons and protons
nucleus’s charge


protons make it positive

how to determine number of protons
look at the atomic number
how to determine number of electrons
look at the atomic number
how to determine number of neutrons
subtract the atomic number from the atomic mass
atomic number
the number of protons in an atom
atomic mass
the number of protons and neutrons in an atom
atoms of the same element (because they have the same number of protons) but with different number of neutrons
notation for writing an isotope
atomic weight in superscript and atomic number in subscript to the left of the symbol
how to determine isotope abundance given average atomic mass

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