states of matter

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solids

a substance or object that is solid rather than liquid or fluid

DETAILS

- they have a definite shape

- different solids have particular properties such as stretch, strength, or hardness

EXAMPLES

- an example of a solid is an empty gatorade bottle

- another example is a metal chair

- a pencil is a solid

Liquids

DEFINITION

- having a consistency like that of water or oil

DETAILS

- liquids do not have a definite shape

- they take shape of whatever container they are in

EXAMPLES

- coke is a liquid

- water s a liquid

gatorade is a liquid

Gases

DEFINITION

- an air like fluid substance which expands freely to fill any space available, irrespective of its quantity.

DETAILS

- most gases are invisible.

- Like liquids, gases can flow but, unlike solids or liquids, gases will not stay where they are put.

EXAMPLES

- oxygen is a gas

- carbon dioxide

- nitrogen

Plasma

DEFINITION

- plasma is an ionized gas, a gas into which sufficient energy is provided to free electrons from atoms or molecules and to allow both species, ions an electrons, to coexist

DETAILS

- most common form of matter

- makes up over 99% of the visible universe and perhaps most of that which is not visible

EXAMPLES

- lightning

- paper

- glasses

Bose Einstein Condensate

DEFINITION

- is a state of matter of a dilute gas of bosons cooled to temperatures very close to absolute zero

DETAILS

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