Term Definition
solid is matter that has a define shape and volume.
liquid is matter with a definite volume but no definite shape.
viscosity is a measurement of a liquids 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 of an object has due 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 the change in state of a liquid into a gas.
evaporation is the vaporization that occurs only at the surface of a liquid.
condensation the change of state from a gas to a liquid.
sublimation is the change from a solid to a gas without going through the liquid state.
deposition is the change of state of a gas to a solid without going through the liquid state.

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