What Is Matter

Last Updated on August 3, 2021 by Neil Mackengie

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 be 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.

The 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 “molecule”. The more closely atoms and molecules are packed together in the matter, the “denser” we say it is. The 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 3 main states of matter?

The universe is made up of three main states of matter; solid, liquid, and gas. Each of these states has a different set of characteristics, and each is governed by a different set of laws. For example, a solid-state of matter experiences the same type of physical force as a gas but also exhibits the material properties of solids. In other words, solids have the ability to change shape without breaking.

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.

What is the hardest type of chemistry?

Organic Chemistry

What defines matter?

The concept of “Matter” is an abstract concept. It is the material that makes up the world and makes up all of our bodies. Whether it is a physical thing, or something even more complex, the matter is what makes up our world, our bodies, and everything that exists in it. “Matter” is also the name of a popular TV show that is set in medieval times.

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