Study Guide

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Ms. Shobe

The Metric System, States and Properties of Matter Test Study Guide

Review Your Documents Beginning with Document 7

Metric System

1.  In the metric system, we always use _______________ instead of fractions.

2.  The metric system is based on the number____________________

3.  Fill in the blanks with the correct prefix to complete the metric system:

kilo     ________    ________     basic unit     _________    _________    milli

4. Convert  7.1cm to mm                  ___________________________________

5. Write the base units for Volume ___________Mass___________Length_________

6. Be able to determine the volume of a substance using the 3 methods on your metric notes.

7. Know how to use a triple beam balance and determine the mass of a substance in a container or measure out a substance.

States of Matter

1.  ________________ is anything that has mass and volume (takes up space).    Give examples of matter and non-matter.

2.  There are ________ known states of matter:  solid, liquid, gas, plasma,  Bose-Einstein condensates, and fermionic condensates.  Be able to give examples of the first 4.

3.  ____________________ : has a definite shape and a definite volume

4.  ____________________:  does not have a definite shape but does have definite volume

5.  ____________________: does not have a definite shape and volume

6.  ____________________:  has an indefinite shape, indefinite volume and ions.

7.    ____________________:  particles that have gained or lost electrons. Have a charge.

8.____________________&_____________________________:  occur at almost absolute zero 

9.____________________:  no electrical resistance, will carry a current forever

10.____________________: no friction, will flow forever.

11. What is heat?__________________________________What is cold?__________________

12. What is absolute zero?_______________________________________________________

13. Be able to identify the changes of state: ionization, deionization, evaporation, condensation, melting, freezing, sublimation, and deposition.

14. What is the boiling point of water in Celcius________________Freezing Point__________        

Properties of Matter

1.  ___________________:  a little ball or rounded mass; example: jelly beans

2.  ___________________:  a dry substance in fine dust like particles; example: flour

3.  ___________________:  a small grain-like particle; example: sand

4.  ___________________:  atoms/molecules in the solid are arranged in a pattern;  ex:  salt

5.  ___________________:  describes traits/characteristics of matter thatare observed without changing the matter (ex:    color, density, texture). 

6.  ___________________:  when matter changes appearance but remain the same chemically   


1. If an object is denser than water it would ______________ in water.

2. If an object is less dense than water it would _____________ in water.

3. What is the formula to find density? ____________________

4. The unit for density is _________________________  or ________________________

5. When heat increases, the density of a substance __________________

6. If the mass of a substance is 10g and its volume is 5 ml what is its density?______________

7. If you have 2 samples of the same substance, but they are different sizes are their densities different?


8. To go from liquid to gas, thermal energy (heat) must be ________________to overcome the bonds.

Review your labs.  Make sure that you understand the concepts and not just the terms.  Be able to explain what we did and why.

Mrs. Shobe,
Sep 27, 2011, 10:50 AM