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Matter, Mass, and Volume Study Guide

Everything that has mass and occupies space is referred to as matter.

INTRODUCTION

What exactly is this mountainous blue surface? It is a single atom of the element cobalt. A scanning tunneling microscope was used to create the image. No other microscope can capture objects as small as atoms, which are the fundamental building elements of matter. In this article, we will learn about matter, measuring matter and its different properties.

Scanning Tunneling Microscope Source

WHAT IS MATTER?

Everything that has mass and occupies space is referred to as matter. This means that matter encompasses everything from the tiniest single-celled organism to the greatest mountain. Gases, such as the air we breathe, are also constituents of matter. Different characteristics of matter are measured by mass and volume.

What-Is-Matter Source

MASS

  • The quantity of matter in a substance or object is measured by its mass.
  • A balance is used to measure mass.
  • For small bulk objects, scientists prefer to utilize kilograms and occasionally grams.
  • When most individuals discuss mass, they refer to it as weight. However, mass and weight are not quite the same concepts in science.

MASS VS. WEIGHT

  • While mass refers to the amount of matter in an object, the quantity of mass in an object or living creature is measured in weight, which takes into consideration the effects of gravity upon the matter.
  • Gravity has no effect on mass at all.
  • For example, if a person stepped on a scale to weigh himself and then stepped on the very same scale on the moon, their weight would be drastically different. This is owing to the moon's reduced gravity. Despite the decrease in gravitational pull, their mass would stay constant.

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VOLUME

  • Another essential thing to think about is the volume in terms of matter.
  • The matter is defined as anything that has mass and occupies space. Its volume is the amount of space it takes up.
  • Liquid volume is commonly measured in liters, but milliliters, ounces, and even quarts are also frequent.
  • The volume of a solid is frequently expressed in cubic centimeters or cubic meters.

DENSITY

  • The quantity of mass contained in a given volume, or how densely the molecules of matter are compacted together, is described as density.
  • Density = Mass/Volume is the formula for computing density.
  • It's worth noting that two forms of materials in the same volume might have drastically different densities.

Density Source

CONCLUSION

  • The quantity of matter in a substance or object is measured by its mass.
  • The quantity of mass in an object or living creature is measured in weight
  • Gravity has no effect on mass at all.
  • Volume is the amount of space any matter takes up.

FAQs:

1. Does mass and volume both matter?

The matter is the foundation of everything that exists. Volume and mass are the two most basic qualities of matter.

2. Is matter and mass the same?

The matter is defined as everything that occupies space (has volume) and has mass, according to the generic definition. Mass, on the other side, is a measurement of the amount of matter in a given item, particle, or region. There are various forms or states of matter, as well as mass.

3. Does gas have weight?

All gases are composed of molecules, which are made up of atoms. Because atoms have mass, gases have mass as well. Because weight is a force that arises from the combination of mass and gravitational field, the gas has a weight.

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SOURCES

  1. Matter, Mass, and Volume: https://study.com/academy/lesson/matter-mass-volume.html accessed 27 Feb 2022
  2. Matter, Mass, and Volume Examples: https://study.com/learn/lesson/matter-mass-volume-differences-examples.html accessed 27 Feb 2022
  3. Matter, Mass, and Volume: https://www.ck12.org/c/chemistry/matter-mass-and-volume/lesson/Matter-Mass-and-Volume-MS-PS/ accessed 27 Feb 2022