Analyze and interpret heating curve graphs to explain that changes from one state of matter to another are energy dependent.
- States of Matter
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the structure and behavior of the different states of matter.
Matter can exist as a solid, liquid, or gas, and in very high-energy states, as plasma. In general terms, for a given chemical, the particles making up the solid are at a lower energy state than the liquid phase, which is at a lower energy state than the gaseous phase. The changes from one state of matter into another are energy dependent. The behaviors of gases are dependent on the factors of pressure, volume, and temperature.