What Is Matter

Anything that takes up a room anywhere in the universe is called “matter”. The matter may be a liquid, a solid, or a gas. These are known as the three “states of matter”. The matter may also be  “organic”,  or “in-organic”. Human beings,  trees, animals, and flowers are examples of organic matter. Lumber, cotton and woolen cloth, and breakfast cereal are also organic matter, for they were once part of something alive. Things that are not living. or were never alive, such as iron, tin, glass, and water, are inorganic matter.

What Is Matter

All matter is put together in v much the way, All matter, regardless of what form it is in, is built of“atoms”. And atoms are made up of still smaller things called “electrons”. Electrons are tiny, always- moving sparks of pure electricity.

Even though an atom is so small that you cannot even imagine it, there is a good deal of space between the particles that make it up. And so the matter is really mostly space! A brick wall, or a living person, is really mostly space. In fact, if there were some way to take all the space out of you,  leaving only solid matter, you would the size of a small pill. If all the atoms were exactly alike, they would be only one kind of matter in the world. But there are more than 100 kinds of atoms, and each of these is an “element”, the simplest kind of matter. An element is a matter built of only one kind of atom. Gold, iron, iodine,  and oxygen are among the many elements.

Matter that is made up of more than one kind of atom joined to- gether is called a “compound”. The smallest bit of compound is a “mole- cule”. The more closely atoms and molecules are packed together in matter, the “denser” we say it is. Matter that has great density is also heavy, like gold. Wood is less dense, and therefore lighter.

Matter can be changed from one state (liquid,  solid,  gas) to another, but it can never be completely destroyed. But it can be changed into energy.

What Are The 7 States Of Matter?

The seven states of matter that I am investigating are SolidsLiquidsGases, Ionized PlasmaQuark-Gluon PlasmaBose-Einstein Condensate, and Fermionic Condensate. Solid Definition – Chemistry Glossary Definition of Solid. 2013.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top