States of Matter

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States of matter are the different phases that matter takes on. The four states of matter observable in everyday life are solid, liquid, gas and plasma. Matter in the solid state maintains a fixed volume and shape. In the liquid state it maintains a fixed volume but has a variable shape that fits its container. Matter in the gaseous state is variable in volume and shape, adapting both to its container. In the plasma state, matter has variable volume and shape as well as number of ions and...
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