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Matter For chemists, the most elemental building block of matter is the  atom . While it is certainly  true that the atom can be divided into even more elemental building blocks, it is at the level  of the atom that the first distinctive "chemical" properties start appearing. There are many  different types of atoms, as you can see in the periodic table of the elements, each with their  own distinctive chemical properties. From these atoms molecules  can be assembled.  Molecules are groups of atoms held together by forces called chemical bonds. States of Matter Chemists classify  matter  into three different  states : SOLID  - has a definite volume, a definite shape, and is rigid. LIQUID  - has a definite volume but no definite shape. GAS  - has no distinct volume, no distinct shape and can be easily compressed to  occupy a smaller volume. Mixtures
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY CHM1025 taught by Professor Laurachoudry during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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