What are two properties of matter?

  1. Physical properties
  2. Chemical properties

Physical properties: matter can exist in three different states.

  1. Solid state - rigid, possesses a definite shape.
  2. Liquid state - possesses the property of flowing to take the shape of its container.
  3. 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.