states of matter

by: Faith McKenzie

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

. molecules are packed closely together

. low kinetic energy because the molecules don't have room to move

.definite volume

Liquids- composed of molecules that move freely among themselves but do not tend to separate like those of gases.

. molecules move more freely, but close together

. definite volume

. no definite shape

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

. no fixed volume

. molecules are far apart and move freely

. high kinetic energy

plasma- a hot ionized gas consisting of approximately equal numbers of positively charged ions and negatively charged electrons.

. particles have extremely large amounts of energy

. can be thought of as a gas consisting of electrons instead of atoms

. most common phase of matter in the universe

Bose Einstein Condensate

. Einstein predicted this state of matter in the 1920's

. it exists only at extremely low temperatures, -273 C

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