The particles in a liquid move __________ when energy is added.
A state of matter with a definite shape and volume.
Gas does not have a _____________ shape or volume.
The particles in a solid move ___________ than those in a liquid.
The change from liquid to gas.
Both a liquid and a gas take the shape of their ______________.
The state of matter where forces of attraction are the weakest.
Steam boils out of water because its particles gain this.
The state of matter that results from condensation.
The opposite of evaporation.
When a solid changes directly into a gas.
This happens during the phase change from solid to liquid.
_________ is the total energy of moving particles in matter.
Frost on leaves are an example of ___________________.
Gas can be _______________ unlike solids and liquids.
The states of matter can also be called _____________________.
Adding energy ____________ the attraction between particles.
Making ice cube trays is a process of ____________________.
Adding energy or removing energy causes a ___________ in states of matter.
When particles move faster and further apart due to the addition of heat, the volume is said to _________________.
_________________ is when lower temperature causes particles to move slower and come closer together, decreasing their volume.
An explanation for why things work or how things happen.
_____________ is the measure of average energy of moving particles in matter.
Heat is transferred by movement of a heated fluid such as air or water.
__________________ is the transfer of heat energy through solids.
The amount of space something takes up is called _____________.

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