# Matter

## Condensation   (Gas changes into Liquid )

Read First – What is Matter? What is its Characteristics? States of Matter Can Matter change its State? Evaporation (Liquid changes into Gas) [dropcap]Why[/dropcap] do we see water droplets on the outer surface of a glass containing icecold water?  do we find dew drops, especially in the early morning on the leaves? The water  vapor  …

## What is Matter? What are the Characteristics of Matter?

Matter is everything around you which is made up of particles. It has mass and occupies space. Mass is a physical quantity which expresses the amount of stuff in an object. The space inside the container that is occupied by matter is its volume. Early Indian philosophers classified matter in the form of five basic elements – the …

## Matter and Its Characteristics

Matter is everything around you which is made up of particles. It has mass and occupies space. Mass is a physical quantity which expresses the amount of stuff in an object. The space inside the container that is occupied by matter is its volume. Early Indian philosophers classified matter in the form of five basic elements – the …

## What is Matter?

Matter can be anything which occupy space and have mass. • On the basis of Physical state, matter can be divided into – (a) Solid (b) Liquid (c) Gas • On the basis of Macroscopic or bulk level, matter can be divided into – (a) Mixture – which are further divided into – (i) Homogeneous mixture (ii) Heterogeneous …

## Change of States of Matter – [B] Effect of change of Pressure

Read First –Can Matter change its States?States of MatterWhat is Matter? What is its Characteristics? [B] Effect of change of Pressure – By increasing pressure, particles of matter can be brought close together. When we apply pressure on a gas enclosed in a cylinder, it  starts compressing and converts into liquid. Thus, by applying pressure …

## Can Matter change its State? Effect of Temperature and Pressure

We know, water exists in all three states – • Solid as ice • Liquid as water • Gas as water vapour. Now questions arise – (1) How do changes from one state to other state take place? (2) What happens to the particles of matter during the change of states? (3) What happens inside …

## Change in States of Matter – [A] Effect of change of Temperature

Table of Contents – [A] Effect of change of Temperature NEXT – Change in States of Matter – [B] Effect of change of Pressure Matter does not always remain in the same state. It can be made to change its state either by changing in temperature or pressure. First you read – Can Matter change …

## QUIZ – States of Matter

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