States of Matter
by Jared Thomas
Detail 1: Has a definite shape
Detail 2: Shape can change
Detail 3: Changing the container a solid is in will not change it's shape.
Examples: Table, chair, wall
the state of matter in which a material has a definite volume but not a definite shape.
Detail 1: Takes the shape of its container
Detail 2: Can be poured from one container to another.
Detail 3: Particles in liquids have a very high density
Examples: water, syrup, honey
The state of matter in which a material has no definite shape or volume.
Detail 1: molecules are far apart and can move freely
Detail 2: high kinetic energy
Detail 3: no fixed volume
Examples: Oxygen, Hydrogen, Nitrogen
Detail 1: particles have extremely large amounts of energy
Detail 2: can be thought of as a gas containing electrons instead of atoms
Detail 3: most common phase of matter in the universe
Examples: lightning, aurorae, stars
Detail 1: Einstein predicted it in the 20s
Detail 2: exists only a -273 degrees celsius
Detail 3: groups of atoms behave as though they are one particle.