Flash Cards

Nature of Matter: Physical Properties Vocabulary

Question Answer
What is boiling point? temperature at which a liquid turns to gas
What does brittle mean? breaking into small pieces if bent or pressed
What is chemical property? a characteristic of a pure substance that describes its ability to
change into different substances.
What is the condensation point. temperature at which a gas to turn liquid
What does conductor mean? a material that does allow electricity or heat to pass through easily
What does density mean? an object’s mass compared to its volume. Mass divided by volume is density.
What happens when something is dissolved? to break into pieces too small to be seen
What does ductile mean? able to be pulled into long, thin wires
What does it mean when something is flexible? able to bend without breaking
What is freezing point? temperature at which a liquid turns to solid
What does gram per mean? centimeter cubed_ g/cm3; a derived unit used to measure density of a solid
What does gram per milliliter mean? g/mL; a derived unit used to measure density of a liquid
What does insulator mean? a material that does not allow electricity or heat to pass through easily
What does luster mean? shininess; the property of something that shines with reflected light.
What happens when something is magnetic? material that is attracted to magnets
What does malleable mean? able to be hammered or pressed into flat sheets
What is melting point? temperature at which a solid turns to liquid
What does soluble mean? able to dissolve

What does sublimation mean? turning from solid to gas without turning into a liquid
What is texture? how something feels, especially whether it is bumpy or smooth




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