Flashcards - Properties of Liquids & Solids

Flashcards - Properties of Liquids & Solids
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crystal structure
In crystallography, crystal structure is a description of the ordered arrangement of atoms, ions or molecules in a crystalline material
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Melting
Melting, or fusion, is a physical process that results in the phase transition of a substance from a solid to a liquid
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kinetic energy
In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion
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kinetic energy
In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion
Melting
Melting, or fusion, is a physical process that results in the phase transition of a substance from a solid to a liquid
crystal structure
In crystallography, crystal structure is a description of the ordered arrangement of atoms, ions or molecules in a crystalline material
triple point
In thermodynamics, the triple point of a substance is the temperature and pressure at which the three phases of that substance coexist in thermodynamic equilibrium
phase transition
The term phase transition is most commonly used to describe transitions between solid, liquid and gaseous states of matter, and, in rare cases, plasma
Amorphous solids
In condensed matter physics and materials science, an amorphous or non-crystalline solid is a solid that lacks the long-range order characteristic of a crystal

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