Term Definition
Solid is matter that has a definite shape and a definite volume.
Liquid is matter with a definite volume but not 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.
kinetic energy the energy an object has due to its motion.
Temperature is a measurement 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 vaporization that occurs only at surface of a liquid.
condensation the change of state from a gas to a liquid.
Sublimation is the change of state 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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