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1 Chapter 4 States of Matter

2 Ch Matter A. Matter – anything that has mass and takes up space; all matter is composed of tiny particles called atoms 1. There are 3 usual states of matter – solids, liquids and gases 2. The 4th state is plasma which occurs at extremely high temperatures and is not common on Earth

3 B. The 4 states of matter 1. Solids – matter with a definite shape and volume a) Particles are in motion but fixed in place; they do not have enough energy to leave their fixed positions

4 b) Crystalline solids (aka crystals) – the atoms are arranged in a repeating 3-dimensional pattern

5 c) Amorphous solids – solids that do not form crystals because particles are not arranged in repeating patterns

6 2. Liquids – matter that has a definite volume but no definite shape a) The particles have enough energy that they can move and slip past each other

7 b) Viscosity – a liquids resistance to flow
Lower viscosity – thinner/ Higher viscosity - thicker

8 c) Surface Tension – attractive forces cause the particles on the surface of a liquid to pull themselves together and resist being pulled apart


10 3. Gases – matter that does not have a definite shape or volume a) Particles move at high speeds in all directions b) Will spread out as far as possible c) Gas can expand or compress

11 d) Vapor – matter that exists in the gas state but generally is a liquid or solid at room temperature



14 4. Plasma – matter found at extremely high temperatures such as in stars and lightening
a) Most common state in the universe b) Atoms in this state lose their electrons

15 Ch 4.2 – Changes of State A. To change the state of matter of a substance you must add or remove energy 1. Energy – the ability to do work or cause change

16 a) Thermal energy – total energy of all particles in a sample of matter b) Temperature – an average kinetic energy of each individual particle in a substance c) Heat – the movement of thermal energy from a substance with a higher temperature to one with a lower temperature Fun Fact: A negative temperature is not possible, as most people had probably wondered and figured for themselves. Temperatures are only reported with a negative integer because of our translation from Kelvin, to Celsius or Fahrenheit. Fun Fact: The lowest possible temperature that could be reached anywhere, even in the farthest corner of the Universe, is absolute zero, or 0 Kelvin (K). Zero Kelvin is -460°F. Fun Fact: Scientists have super-cooled testing materials below °F, which is extremely close to reaching absolute zero. Unfortunately, the closer they get to absolute zero, the more difficult it is to continue dropping the temperature. Fun Fact: To find Kelvin, just add to the Celsius temperature. Then you can take that figure and translate it to Fahrenheit. For example, water freezes and boils at K and K respectively. Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit: 1) Take your number in Celsius and multiply by 9. 2) Divide the result of step 1 by 5. 3) Add 32 to the result of step 2. Converting Fahrenheit to Celsius: 1) Take your number in Fahrenheit and subtract 32 2) Multiply the result of step 1 by 5. 3) Divide the result of step 2 by 9.

17 B. Specific Heat – the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of a substance 1oC 1. Low specific heat – heats up and cools down quickly (ex: metal & sand) Does not take much energy to change temperature

18 2. High specific heat – heats up and cools down slowly (ex: water)
Takes large/high amount of energy to change temperature

19 C. Changes between solid & liquid states 1
C. Changes between solid & liquid states 1. Matter can change from one state to another when thermal energy is absorbed or released 2. There are several changes of state that can occur:

20 a) Melting – a change from solid to liquid by the addition of thermal energy. The temperature at which this occurs is called its melting point

21 b) Freezing – a change from a liquid to a solid by removing thermal energy. The temperature at which this occurs is called its freezing point MELTING PT. AND FREEZING PT. ARE THE SAME TEMPERATURE - DEPENDS ON WHICH DIRECTION THE TEMP CONTINUES TO MOVE IN WHICH DET. WHICH OCCURANCE IS HAPPENING

22 D. Changes between liquid & gas states 1
D. Changes between liquid & gas states 1. Vaporization – the change from a liquid to a gas. There are 2 types:

23 a) Boiling – vaporization that takes place below the surface of a liquid

24 b) Evaporation – vaporization that takes place on the surface of a liquid

25 2. Condensation – the opposite of vaporization; when particles slow down, lose thermal energy and change of state goes from a vapor (gas) to a liquid


27 3. Sublimination – change from a solid directly to a gas without going through the liquid phase

28 Ch 4.3 – Behavior of Fluids A. Pressure – a force exerted on a surface divided by the total area over which the force is exerted 1. Force – a push or pull on an object

29 2. P = F / A [Pressure = force (N) ] 3. N = pascal (Pa)
area (m2) m2

30 a) Atm. Pressure is measured in kPa (1000 Pa)
4. Atmospheric Pressure – the pressure that the Earth’s atmosphere (air) exerts on us and everything on Earth in all directions a) Atm. Pressure is measured in kPa (1000 Pa) b) Earth’s atm. Pressure is equal to kPa c) We don’t feel this extreme force because our body is exerting a pressure equal to the atm. Pressure in the opposite direction (balanced forces)

31 d) Atm. Pressure changes with altitude; as you rise in altitude it decreases because there are fewer air molecules; ears “pop” because there is greater pressure inside pushing out than being pushed on you


33 B. Gas pressure in a closed container changes with volume and temperature 1. Pressure & Volume a) in volume = in pressure b) in volume = in pressure

34 2. Pressure & Temperature a) in temp = in pressure b) in temp = in pressure

35 C. Float or Sink 1. Buoyant Force – the upward force on an object immersed in a fluid

36 2. Archimedes Principle – the buoyant force on an object is equal to the amount of water weight it displaces when submerged 3. If the buoyant force is equal to or greater than the weight of the object it will float; if it’s less than the weight the object will sink

37 4. Density – mass divided by volume a) An object will float if the fluid is more dense b) An object will sink if the fluid is less dense c) If densities are equal the object will not sink or float but remain suspended

38 D. Pascal’s Principle – when a force is applied to a confined fluid, an increase in pressure is transmitted equally to all parts of the fluid 1. Hydraulic systems – allow people to lift heavy objects with relatively little force

39 2. Force pumps – in a closed container that has a hole, any fluid in the container will be pushed out of it

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