Thursday, July 16, 2020

What are Properties of Matter?

Where are we going with this?
 The point of this deck is to give the background information and examples so that we can differentiate between substances (pure and mixtures) based on physical and chemical properties.

What are Properties of Matter?
Well, let's go with this: Properties of matter are the traits that can be observed, measured, or detected that are specific to different types of matter. 

There are two two ways to categorize properties of matter. 

The first way to categorize properties is to determine if they are intensive or extensive.

The second way to categorize properties of matter is to determine if they are physical properties or chemical properties. What does that even mean?


Mass is an extensive physical property.

Density is an intensive physical property.

Flammability is an intensive chemical property.

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