States of Matter Poster Assignment

Austin Linton

Solids

-The state of matter in which materials have a definite shape definite and a volume.

-Molacules packed closely togeather.

-Low kinetic energry because the molecules don't have room to move.

-Has definite shape and definite volume.

-Gold

-Wood

Liquids

-The state of matter in which a material has a definite volume but not a definite shape.

-Molecules move freely but they are close together.

-Has definite volume.

-No definite shape.[Takes the shape of it's container]

-Medium kinetic energy.

-Water

-Milk

Gases

-The state of matter in which a material has neither a definite shape nor a definite volume.

-Molecules are far apart and can move freely.

-No fixed volume.

-No definite shape.

-Smoke.

-Helium.

Plasma

-The state of matter in which atoms have been stripped of their electrons.

-Most common phase of matter in the universe.

-Particles have extremely large amounts of energy.

-Can be thought of a gas consisting of electrons instead of atoms.

-Lighting.

-Flame.

Bose Einstein Condensate

-A state of matter that forms below a critical temperature in which all bosons in the matter fall into the same quantum state.

-Einstein predicted this in the 1920s.

-Groups of atoms behave as though they are a single particle.

-It exists only at extremely low temperatures.

-Cold Liquid helium.

-Super conductors.