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2 Chapter Twelve: Properties of Matter
12.1 Properties of Solids 12.2 Properties of Fluids 12.3 Buoyancy

3 Chapter 12.1 Learning Goals
Distinguish chemical properties from physical properties of matter. Identify differences between crystalline and amorphous solids. Explain how the arrangement of atoms and molecules in solids determines their properties.

4 Mystery Material Investigation 12A Key Question:
How do solids and liquids differ?

5 12.1 Properties of Solids Different kinds of matter have different characteristics. Characteristics that can you observe directly are called physical properties. Physical properties include color, texture, density, brittleness, and state (solid, liquid, or gas). Ex. Iron is solid at room temp.

6 12.1 Properties of Solids A physical change is any change in the size, shape, or phase of matter in which the identity of a substance does not change. For example, when water is frozen, it changes from a liquid to a solid.

7 12.1 Properties of Solids Properties that can only be observed when one substance changes into a different substance are called chemical properties. Any change that transforms one substance into a different substance is called a chemical change. Iron reacts with oxygen to form iron oxide. Ex. If you leave a nail outside, it rusts.

8 12.1 Properties of Solids The density of a solid material depends on two things: the individual mass of each atom or molecule, how closely the atoms or molecules are packed together. Carbon atoms in diamond are packed very tightly.

9 12.1 Properties of Solids Paraffin wax is also mostly carbon, but its density is only 0.87 g/cm3. Paraffin’s carbon atoms are mixed with hydrogen atoms in long molecules that take up more space. The density of paraffin is low compared to diamond.

10 12.1 Properties of Solids The atoms or molecules in a solid are arranged in two ways. If the particles are arranged in an orderly, repeating pattern, the solid is crystalline. If the particles are arranged in a random way, the solid is amorphous.


12 12.1 Properties of Solids Examples of crystalline solids include salts, minerals, and metals.

13 12.1 Properties of Solids Metals don’t look like “crystals” because solid metal is made from very tiny crystals fused together in a jumble of different orientations.

14 12.1 Properties of Solids The atoms or molecules in amorphous solids are randomly arranged. Examples of amorphous solids include rubber, wax, and glass.

15 12.1 Mechanical properties
“Strength” describes the ability of a solid object to maintain its shape even when force is applied.

16 12.1 Mechanical properties
Tensile strength is a measure of how much stress a material can withstand before breaking.

17 12.1 Mechanical properties
Hardness measures a solid’s resistance to scratching. How might you compare the hardness of these two metals?

18 12.1 Mechanical properties
Elasticity describes a solid’s ability to be stretched and then return to its original size. Brittleness is defined as the tendency of a solid to crack or break before stretching very much.

19 12.1 Mechanical properties
A ductile material can be bent a relatively large amount without breaking. The ductility of many metals, like copper, allow then to be drawn into wire.

20 12.1 Mechanical properties
Malleability measures a solid’s ability to be pounded into thin sheets. Aluminum is a highly malleable metal.

21 12.1 Mechanical properties
Almost all solid materials expand as the temperature increases. The increased vibration makes each particle take up a little more space, causing thermal expansion. Sidewalks and bridges have grooves that allow for thermal expansion.

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