Worksheet: States of Matter

In this worksheet, we will practice describing the three common states of matter, their physical properties, and the transitions between them.

Q1:

What name is given to the process in which sublimation is reversed?

  • ABoiling
  • B Melting
  • C Condensation
  • D Deposition
  • E Dropping

Q2:

Which of the following is not a property of a liquid?

  • A Made of particles that can move over one another
  • B Made of particles in random motion
  • C Turns to solid at its freezing point
  • D Expands to fill its container
  • E Turns to gas at its boiling point

Q3:

What is the name of the temperature at which a liquid turns into a gas?

  • AFreezing point
  • BMelting point
  • CCondensation point
  • DBoiling point
  • ESublimation point

Q4:

What is the name of the theory that explains the basic structure of solids, liquids, and gases?

  • AState theory
  • BObject theory
  • CPhase theory
  • DParticle theory
  • EBall theory

Q5:

Which of the following is not a property of a gas?

  • A Made of particles that are spread out
  • B Made of particles in random motion
  • C Expands to fill its container
  • D Cannot be compressed
  • E Turns to liquid at its condensation point

Q6:

Which of the following is not a property of a solid?

  • A Turns to liquid at its melting point
  • B Stable shape
  • C Made of particles that are very close together
  • D Made of particles that are perfectly still
  • E Turns to gas at its sublimation point

Q7:

What is the name of the temperature at which a solid turns into a liquid?

  • AFreezing point
  • BBoiling point
  • CCondensation point
  • DMelting point
  • ESublimation point

Q8:

A substance can exist as a solid, liquid, or gas. In which of these states of matter do particles in the substance have the most energy?

  • ALiquid
  • BSolid
  • CGas

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