Fill in the Blanks: Matter is Defined as Anything that Occupies _______ and Has _______ - Chemistry

Fill in the Blanks

Fill in the blanks:

Matter is defined as anything that occupies _______ and has _______



Matter is defined as anything that occupies space and has mass

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Chapter 1: Matter and Its Composition - Objective Type Questions


Viraf J. Dalal Class 7 New Simplified Middle School Chemistry
Chapter 1 Matter and Its Composition
Objective Type Questions | Q 2.1


Which of the following are matter?

Chair, air, love, smell, hate, almonds, thought, cold, cold drink, smell of perfume.

Give reasons for the following observation:

The smell of hot sizzling food reaches you several metres away, but to get the smell from cold food you have to go close.

What are the characteristics of particles of matter?

Define interconversion of states of matter. What are the two factors responsible for the change of states of matter?

Give reasons:
Liquids can flow 

What is volume ?

Why do solids, liquids and gases differ in their physical states ?

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Any matter which has a definite.................... but no definite shape is called a...............

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Liquids have no definite ............

Write true or false for statement. Rewrite the false statement correctly.

Solids and liquids can flow.

Define the following term of Molecule .

Give reason of We can walk through air.

Give reason  of When a teaspoon of sugar is added to half a glass of water and stirred, the water level in the glass does not rise.

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The molecules are at a greater distance in ______ compared to liquids.

When sugar is dissolved in water, there is no increase in the volume. Which characteristic of matter is illustrated by this observation?

Which single term is used to describe the mixing of copper sulphate and water kept in a beaker, on its own?

What is the general name of :

  1. rigid form of matter ?
  2. fluid forms of matter ?

Explain why, we can easily move our hand in air but to do the same through a plank of wood, we need a karate expert.

Explain the following :

When an incense stick is lighted in the corner of a room, its fragrance spreads quickly in the entire room.

In which of the following conditions, the distance between the molecules of hydrogen gas would increase?

  1. increasing pressure on hydrogen contained in a closed container
  2. some hydrogen gas leaking out of the container
  3. increasing the volume of the container of hydrogen gas
  4. adding more hydrogen gas to the container without increasing the volume of the container

Bromine particles are almost twice as heavy as chlorine particles. Which gas will diffuse faster; bromine (vapour) or chlorine? Explain your answer.

Define: diffusion

 Define: interconversion of states of matter.

What are the two conditions for the interconversion of states of matter?

Give reasons for the following:

Solids have a definite shape and are highly rigid while gases have to definite shape and are least rigid.

Give reasons for the following:

Sugar can be distinguished from talcum powder using water.

Give reasons for the following:

Water on freezing turns into ice.

Give reasons for the following:

A bottle of perfume on opening evolves an odour which can be sensed over a long distance.

Complete the statement given below by selecting the correct word.

The space between atoms in gases is maximum while in ____ is minimum,

Fill in the blank with the correct word Given below.

The space between atoms’ [molecules] of solids is ____

Differentiate the general properties of solids, liquids and gases in the form of a table — with reference to space.

State in which of the three states of matter:

Are the atoms or particles far apart

Give a reason why –

Solids have a definite volume & a definite shape.

Give a reason why –

Liquids have a definite volume but no definite shape.

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The three states of matter are classified on the basis of differences of certain _________.

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The intermolecular force of attraction is ___________ in solids.

Select the correct answer from A, B, C, D & E for the statement given below:

The state of matter, where the inter-particle attraction between particles is maximum.

With reference to the liquid state of matter – answer the following

How does the stored energy, have an effect on inter-particles space.

Complete the blank with reference to interconversion of matter on the basis of kinetic theory-with the word ‘increase’, ‘decreases’, ‘gain’, ‘lose’, or ‘overcome’ in the following case.

During soldification, the inter-particle space __________ gently.

200 ml of water is poured into a bowl of 400 ml capacity. The volume of water will be ______.

Among the following ______ is not a mixture.

Water obtained from tube wells is usually ______ water.

Air is not compressible.

Match the following.

Property Example
Breaks easily (Brittle) Metal pan
Bends readily Rubber band
Can be stretched easily Cotton wool
Gets compressed easily Mud pot
Gets heated readily Plastic wire

Mr. Raghu returns home on a hot summer day and wants to have buttermilk. Mrs. Raghu has the only curd. What can she do to get buttermilk? Explain

In a glass containing some water, tamarind juice and sugar are added and stirred well. Is this a mixture? Can you tell why? Will this solution be sweet or sour or both sweet and sour?

Which one of the following element name is not derived from planet?

The Cow and Birds are nonliving things.

Mention any two characteristics of the particles of matter.


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