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what is a kinetic theory?

it is an explanation of how particles in gases behave


what is the melting point?

is the temp at which a solid becomes a liquid


the heat of fusion

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


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


what is the heat of vaporization

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


what is sublimation

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


what is thermal expansion

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


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