Everything around you is about something. Atoms and substances are all made of very small bits of matter. Such atoms continue to build the everyday things you see and touch. Matter is defined as anything that has mass and (it has volume) takes up space. Words like large, thin, long, or short, are used to describe volumes.
Physical Classification of Matter
Matter is classified into 3 states based on the physical classification.
- Solid state: Solids state is the state of matter which has definite shape and volume.
- Liquid state: Liquids have a definite volume but they take the shape of the container ( they do not have a definite shape).
- Gaseous state: Gases have no definite shape and volume. They take the shape of the container and occupy the volume of the container.