The study of matter is the study of all material things, as well as their ability to transform from one state to another. All matter assumes one of several basic statessolid, liquid, gas, and plasma being the most common. Under varying conditions, each state can be altered to form new substances or adopt new characteristics. This insightful book covers the various structures and elements of different types of matter, while examining the physical and chemical properties that allow for permutation and change.plasma is an electrically conducting medium in which there are roughly equal numbers of positively and negatively charged particles, produced when the atoms in a gas become ionized. It is sometimes referred to as the fourth state of matter, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The Britannica Guide to Matter|
|Publisher||:||The Rosen Publishing Group - 2011-01|