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1

what is a kinetic theory?

it is an explanation of how particles in gases behave

2

what is the melting point?

is the temp at which a solid becomes a liquid

3

the heat of fusion

is the energy required to change a substance from solid to liquid at its melting point

4

what is the boiling point

is the temp at which pressure of the vapor in the liquid is equal to the external pressure acting on the surface of the liquid

5

what is the heat of vaporization

is the amount of energy required for the liquid at its boiling point to become a gas

6

what is sublimation

is the process of a solid changing directly to a gas without forming a liquid

7

what is thermal expansion

is an increase in the size of a substance when the temperature is increased

8

what is plasma

is matter that has enough energy to overcome not just the attractive forces between its particles but also has attractive forces within its atoms