Matter & Changes
By: Paul Treible, Page 4
The four properties used to describe matter
Extensive: Depends on the amount of matter in the sample. Ex: Mass and volume.
Physical: Traits that can be observed of the actual matter. Ex: Color and hardness.
Chemical: Reactive traits of matter. Ex: combustibility and reactiveness.
The states of matter
Liquid-Has a definite volume but a indefinite shape and it will compress.
Gas-Does not have a definite shape or volume but will compress.