All Questions for Chapter 3 – States of Matter
Matter and Energy – Chapter 3 – Quiz Questions #1
pp. 75 - 81
1. State the KINETIC THEORY OF MATTER.
2. How do you determine whether a substance is a solid, liquid, or a gas?
3. Solids have two things in common. What are they?
4. Liquids can change ….... (what?)
5. Gases can change two things. What are they?
6. Define the term ENERGY.
7. Define the term TEMPERATURE.
8. Define the term THERMAL ENERGY.
9. State two examples for each of the four states of matter.
10. Describe the relationship between temperature and kinetic energy.
11. Which particles have the strongest attraction between them: the particles of a gas, a liquid,
or a solid?
Changes in State – Chapter 3 – Quiz Questions #2
pp. 82 - 88
1. Give the three different states of water and at what temperature these changes occur.
2. Define EVAPORATION.
3. If you evaporated water dyed with green food coloring, would the condensation you
recovered from the evaporated water still be green? Why or why not?
4. Define SUBLIMATION.
5. What form of precipitation occurs due to sublimation?
6. Under what conditions will dry ice (carbon dioxide) sublimate?
7. Define CONDENSATION.
8. Under what conditions might it possible for carbon dioxide (a gas at room temperature) to
become a liquid?
Behavior of Gases – Chapter 3 – Quiz Questions #4
pp. 96 - 101
1. What are the 4 properties of gases?
a) b) c) d)
2. Explain why the volume of a gas can change.
3. State BOYLE'S LAW and give an example.
4. What two variables are related by Boyle's Law?
5. State GAY-LUSSAC'S LAW and give an example.
6. If the volume of a gas is constant and temperature decreases, how does pressure change?
7. State CHARLES'S LAW and give an example.
8. When scientists record the volume of a gas, why do they also record the temperature and the
9. Why are liquids instead of gases used in hydraulic brakes?
10. Use Boyle's Law to explain why bubbled packing wrap pops when you squeeze it.
11. All vacuum cleaners have a high-speed fan. Explain how this fan allows the vacuum cleaner
to pick up dirt.
12. What will happen if you increase the temperature of a gas inside a balloon?
13. After taking a shower, you notice that the mirror is foggy and covered with small droplets of
water. Explain how this happens by describing where the water comes from and the changes
the water goes through.
Summary – Chapter 3 – Quiz Questions #5
14. What is the theory that states that all matter is made of atoms and molecules that are always
15. By determining whether the shape and volume of a substance are definite or variable you can
classify matter as one of three things. What are they?
16. Because they are in motion, all particles have ………… ………………
17. Can the identity of a substance change during a change in state?
18. A fundamental law of physical science deals with mass and energy. State the law.
19. List 4 properties of gases.
20. For a fixed amount of gas, as the volume increases, the pressure ………….
21. As the pressure on a fixed amount of gas increases, the temperature ……….
22. For a fixed amount of gas at a constant pressure, as the temperature increases,
the volume …………
. Explain what happens to the pressure of a gas if the volume of the gas is TRIPLED.
Assume temperature remains constant.