Where are we going with this? The point of this deck is to provide concepts,background information and examples related to the kinetic theory of matter. Using this model will help predict behaviors of substances within a variety of environments.
States (Phases) of Matter
Why does it have two names?
Regarding volume, the question that separates solids, liquids, and gasses is whether or not the volume can be changed as the volume of the container changes. If you have water in a glass and pour it into a bowl, the amount of the water stays the same. If you have 4 yards of gravel in a truck, then you spread all that out to make a driveway, the volume is still 4 yards of gravel. The shape changed (from the shape of the truck to the shape of the driveway).