The States of Matter

By: Joya Evans

8th Period

Table of Contents

 

  • 1………………….................…………………………………………....……..Title Page

  • 2………………………………………................………………………....…..Table of Contents

  • 3……………………………………...............………………………………..Solids With Description

  • 4…………………………………………………...............…………………..Examples of Solids

  • 5……………………………………………………...............…………....…..Liquids With Description

  • 6……………………………………………………..............………………..Examples of Liquids

  • 7………………………………………………………..............……….....….Gases With Description

  • 8………………………………………………………………..............……..Examples of Gases

  • 9………………………………………………………………..............……..Plasma With Description

  • 10.............................................................................Examples of Plasma

  • 11……………………………………………………………............…….....Works Cited Page

Solids With Description


    In a solid, particles are packed tightly together. Particles of a solid have low kinetic energy. The electrons of each atom are in motion, so the atoms have a small vibration, but they are fixed in their position. Solids have a definite shape. They do not conform to the shape of the container in which they are placed. They also have a definite volume. The particles of a solid are already so tightly packed together that increasing pressure will not compress the solid to a smaller volume.

 

Liquids With Description

 

 

In the liquid phase, the particles of a substance have more kinetic energy than those in a solid. The liquid particles are not held in a regular arrangement, but are still very close to each other so liquids have a definite volume. Liquids cannot be compressed. Particles of a liquid have enough room to flow around each other. This causes liquids to have an indefinite shape. A liquid will change shape to conform to its container.

Gases With Description

 

Gas particles have a lot of space between them. They have high kinetic energy. If gas is not contained it will spread out, however, if it is contained it will expand to fill its container.When a gas is put under pressure by reducing the volume of the container, the space between particles is reduced, and the pressure exerted by their collisions increases.

Plasma With Description

 

Plasma is not a common state of matter on Earth, but may be the most common state of matter in the universe. Plasma consists of highly charged particles with extremely high kinetic energy.

Works Cited Page

 

 

  • Bagley, M. (2016, April 11). Matter: Definition and The Five States of Matter Retrieved September 27, 2016, from http://livescience.com/46506-states-of-matter.html  
  • Raj6. (Own Work) 2D Illustration of the crystalline structure of Sodium Chloride Retrieved September 27, 2016, from http://genesismission.4t.com/Physics/Condensed_matter/Condensed_matter_physics.html
  • [Untitled photo of solid example] Retrieved September 27, 2016 from https://www.emaze.com/@ACCILOCT/Presentation-Name
  • [Untitled photo of solid example] Retrieved September 27, 2016 from http://www.sciencequiz.net/jcscience/jcchemistry/states_of_matter/matter_mcq.htm