What are two properties of matter?
- Physical properties
- Chemical properties
Physical properties: matter can exist in three different states.
- Solid state - rigid, possesses a definite shape.
- Liquid state - possesses the property of flowing to take the shape of its container.
- Gaseous state - takes both the shape and volume of its container. Gases are readily compressible and capable of infinite expansion.
Chemical properties: cannot be observed and measured only by changing the identity of the substance.