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Describe the particles of a liquid in terms of their energy and movement

Particles are held to close together but can move past each other they form irregular arrangements the particles move randomly at low speeds


What is density a measure of

Density is a measure of the amount of mass


How does a cooling system affect its internal energy

A cooling system decreases its internal energy


What is specific latent heat of vaporisation

The specific latent heat of vaporisation of a substance is the amount of energy needed to change 1Kg of that substance from a liquid to gas


What are the units of specific latent heat



What are three states of matter

Solid liquid gas


For each state of matter describe the arrangement and movement of the particles

Solid- regular arrangement very low energy particles vibrate on the spot
Liquid- irregular arrangement particles move past each other at low speeds
Gas- random arrangement high energy particles move randomly


What is formula for density



Give an example of the possible units for density



What happens to the particles of a substance when that substance is heated

They gain kinetic energy and the particles move faster and they change state


Name the 6 changes of state



Is the change of state a physical or chemical change



True or false mass stays the same when a substance changes state and why

True because mass is conserved


Explain the cause of the flat sections on a graph of temperature against time for a substance being heated

It’s when energy is being transferred for a substance to change state


Define specific latent heat

The amount of energy needed to change 1 kg of a substance from one state of matter to another without changing its temperature


What is meant by the term specific heat of fusion

Changing from a solid to liquid or melting or freezing


Explain how a gas in a sealed container exerts pressure on the walls of the container

Gas particles move at high speeds and bang into the walls of the container so when they bang into it they exert a force on it.
In a sealed container the outward gas pressure is the total force exerted by all the particles in the gas on a unit area of the container walls


A sample of gas is heated in a container with a fixed volume what happens to the pressure of the gas as it’s heated

-as the particles are travelling quicker it means they hit the sides of the container more often in a given amount of time
- each particle has a larger momentum which means they exert a larger force when they collide with the container