Presentation on theme: "The Physical Properties of Matter"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Physical Properties of Matter Unit I – 1Pages 44-47
2 What is Matter?Matter is anything that has mass and occupies space
3 PropertiesCharacteristics or ways of describing things
4 Physical PropertyAre usually those that we can observe with our sensesA substance's physical property allows us to identify the substance without causing a change in the composition of the substance.
5 Physical Property Some examples of physical properties are: physical state (solid, liquid or gas at certain temperatures and pressures)colourodorsolubility in water (the ability of substance to dissolve in water)densitymelting point / boiling pointhardnessductilitymalleabilityconductivity
6 Intensive or Extensive A physical property can be intensive or extensiveExtensive propertydepends on the amount of substance presentcan not be used to id a substanceEg. Mass and Volume
7 Intensive or Extensive Intensive propertyDepends on the nature of the substance not on the amount presentE.g. Boiling point/melting point/ density