Term Definition
solid is matter that has a definite shape and a definite volume
liquid is matter with definite volume but no definite shape
viscosity is a measurement of a liquid's resistance to flow
surface tension the uneven forces acting on the particles on the surface of a liquid
gas is matter that has no definite volume and no definite shape
vapor gas state of a substance that is normally a solid or a liquid at room temperature
kinetic energy the energy an object has due to its motion
temperature is a measure of the average kinetic energy of all the particles in an object
thermal energy is the total potential and kinetic energies of an object
vaporization change in state of a liquid into a gas
evaporation is a vaporization that occurs only at the surface of a liquid
condensation change of state from a gas to a liquid
sublimation is the change of state from a solid to a gas without going through a liquid state
desposition is the change of state of a gas to a solid without going through the liquid state

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