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Homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures

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Matter Classified by? Physical State (Gas/ Liquid/ Solid) Composition (Element/ Compound/ Mixture) States of Matter Gas (vapor) No fixed volume or shape Uniformly fills its container Can be compressed to occupy a smaller volume Can be expanded to occupy a larger volume Molecules are far apart, move quickly, and often collide with the surrounding container Liquid Distinct volume (independent of container) No fixed shape (assumes shape of occupied container) Can't be compressed Molecules are packed closely but can still move (they flow over each other, reducing viscosity Solid Definite shape and definite volume Can't be compressed Molecules have fixed positions an wiggle only slightly *Temperature and pressure changes lead to phase changes of the substance
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