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1 Properties of Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

2 Matter and Substances Matter is anything that has mass and occupies space. (In physics, it is something that causes a resistance to change in motion.) A substance is something that is composed of matter. If you know enough about a substance, you can figure out what it is.

3 States of Matter Solid (s) - definite volume and shape Liquid (l) - definite volume, but not shape Gas (g) - no definite volume or shape Plasma - highly ionized gas Others: At Very high and very low energy states, matter behaves in unusual ways: At absolute zero, matter can form a BEC (Bose-Einstein Condensate. At very high energies, matter can form into a state called a filament.


5 Mixtures… Mixture - a combination of two or more pure substances, in which each substance retains its individual chemical properties Heterogeneous mixture - does not blend smoothly, individual substances are distinct Homogeneous mixture – also called a solution; has a constant composition throughout

6 Elements & Compounds Elements - pure substances that cannot be broken down into simpler substances – on the Periodic Table! Compounds - two or more elements bonded together that can be broken down

7 Element abundance The most common element in the universe is Hydrogen (about 75%), and Helium (about 25%). The most common element on Earth is Oxygen (46.6%), and Silicon (27.7%). The most common element in your body is Oxygen (65%), and Carbon (18%)

8 Properties of Matter A property describes how an object looks, feels, or acts. The objects shown here have different kinds of properties: All substances have two types of properties: Physical Properties and Chemical Properties.

9 Physical properties A physical property is a characteristic of a substance that can be observed without changing the substance into another substance. – (You can see it without changing what you’re looking at into something else.)

10 Physical Properties Physical properties can be extensive or intensive: – Extensive properties depend on the amount of a substance that you have. – Intensive properties don’t depend on how much you have.

11 Physical Properties - Examples Examples of extensive physical properties include: – Volume – Mass – Weight – Size Basically: Anything that measures the AMOUNT of the substance.

12 Physical Properties - Examples Examples of intensive physical properties include: – Density – Melting point – Boiling point

13 Physical Properties - Examples Other physical properties include: – Color – Hardness – Odor – Taste – State of matter – Texture – Luster (shine) – Flexibility – Heat conductivity – Electrical conductivity – Solubility (ability to dissolve in water.) – Shape – Viscosity – Ductility – Malleability

14 Intensive Physical Properties Intensive - Properties that do not depend on the amount of the matter present. Color Odor Luster - How shiny a substance is. Malleability - The ability of a substance to be beaten into thin sheets. Ductility - The ability of a substance to be drawn into thin wires.

15 Conductivity - The ability of a substance to allow the flow of energy or electricity. Hardness - How easily a substance can be scratched. Melting/Freezing Point The temperature at which the solid and liquid phases of a substance are in equilibrium at atmospheric pressure. Boiling Point - The temperature at which the vapor pressure of a liquid is equal to the pressure on the liquid (generally atmospheric pressure).

16 Density is a very important property. – It is the amount of matter in a given volume. – Density = Mass / Volume More Physical Properties

17 Measuring Density To determine density, you must measure a certain volume of a substance (for example, with a graduated cylinder), and then measure the mass of this substance. Procedure for determining density of a liquid: 1.Measure the mass of an empty, clean 10 ml graduated cylinder. 2.Measure exactly 10 ml of the liquid in the graduated cylinder. 3.Measure the combined liquid + cylinder mass on the balance in grams. 4.Subtract the mass of the empty cylinder to get the mass of the liquid in grams. 5.Divide this mass by 10 ml to get the density in g/cm3.

18 Chemical properties A Chemical property is a characteristic of a substance that can only be observed by changing it into a different substance.

19 Chemical properties - Examples Examples of chemical properties include: – The ability to burn – Ability to tarnish – Ability to rust – Ability to decompose – Ability to react with other chemicals – Instability – Ability to do acid/base reactions

20 Chemical properties List as many chemical properties as you can for this item.


22 Chemical and physical properties – So what? Titanium is very strong and doesn’t rust, so it is often used in jet engines. Titanium is also nonallergenic. This, combined with the fact that it is rust proof makes it great for artificial joints as well as piercings.

23 Chemical and physical properties – So what? Tungsten is usually used as the filament in lightbulbs because it has the highest melting point of any metal. It glows red hot when electricity runs through it, and it gives off both heat and light.

24 Chemical and physical properties – So what? Helium is almost completely nonreactive (inert). It is lighter than air, so it’s great for floating balloons (or making funny voices.) When electricity runs through helium, it glows a creamy pale peach color.

25 Chemical and physical properties – So what? In 1943, all US pennies were made of zinc plated steel because copper was being used in the war. The pennies had to be coated with zinc because steel will rust, but zinc won’t.

26 Chemical and physical properties – So what? Sulfur smells awful. Rotten eggs, onions, and garlic all have sulfur in them. Stink bombs use sulfur to create a bad smell. Sulfur is also flammable, and it is one of the 3 main ingredients in gun powder.

27 Chemical and physical properties – So what? Chromium is famous for its intense luster. Chrome plated tools, jewlery, silverware, or car parts are very popular.

28 MSDS Materials Data Sheets: MSDS sheets are used to record important information about chemicals and hazardous substances.

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