States of Matter

By: Collin Withee 1st period.

Solids

A substance or object that is solid rather than liquid or fluid.

Detail 1#: The atoms in a solid are still moving.

Detail 2: Not easily compressible

Detail 3: Does not flow easily

Example #1:Ice

Example#2:Sand

Liquids

Liquid is the sample of water which forms to the shape of the container.

Detail 1:Assumes the shape of its container

Detail 2:Flows easily

Detail 3:Not easily compressable


Example#1:Water

Example#2:Milk

Gases

An air-like substance which expands freely to fill any space available.

Detail 1: Assumes the volume and shape of its container

Detail 2:Easily Compressible

Detail 3:Flows easily


Example#1:Freon

Example#2:Helium

Plasma

An ionized gas consisting of positive Ions and free electrons in proportions.

Detail 1: The fourth state of matter

Detail 2:is acted upon electric and magnetic fields

Detail3:Its estimated that Plasma makes up 90% of the universe

Example#1:Lightning

Example#2:The sun

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.

Detail 1:Is a single quantum entity

Detail 2:It was predicted decades before it was discovered

Detail 3:It can slow down light

Example#1:The sun

Example#2: Aurora Borealis