# All About Matter: An Introduction to the Basics

Prof. Liwayway Memije-Cruz is an author, educator and speaker. She teaches science subjects in different universities and colleges.

## What Is Matter?

• Sescribe the classification of matter
• Identify the properties of matter
• Compare the changes of matter
• Distinguish the different laws governing matter

At the bottom of the article, you'll find a quiz to enable you to check your understanding.

## Matter and Energy

Nature shows itself to us in two different ways: as matter and as energy.

### What Is Matter?

• All objects are composed of matter. Objects may differ widely from one another, but they have one thing in common—they all occupy space. Scientists usually define matter as anything that occupies space.
• All matter has inertia. This means that it resists any change in its condition of rest or motion.
• Mass is the quantity of matter in an object. According to scientists, mass is a measure of inertia. The gravitational attraction of the earth for a given mass gives matter its weight. Gravity’s pull on an object decreases as it moves away from the center of the earth. Because of this, object that moves from the earth into outer space “lose weight” even though their masses remain the same.

### What Is Energy?

• When people, animals, and machines work, when we feel the heat from the sun, or see light from the electric bulb, we become aware of energy. All of these involve energy.
• Scientists define energy as the ability to do work or to move matter.
• The most familiar form of energy is heat. All other kinds of energy maybe changed into heat.

Matter can be changed into energy and energy into matter.

## Classification of Matter

Matter is classified according to origin or source, state, and composition.

According to the origin or source, matter is classified as organic and inorganic matter. Organic matter comes from living things, while inorganic matter comes from non-living things.

Chemists have studied that all forms of matter may be classified into three general classes on the basis of their compositions: These are elements, compounds, and mixtures.

1. Element: A substance that cannot be decomposed by ordinary means. An atom is the smallest part of an element that can enter into a combination with other elements.
2. Compound: A substance that can be decomposed into two or more simpler substances by ordinary chemical means.
3. Mixture: A material composed of two or more substances, each of which retains its own characteristic properties: a. heterogeneous mixture, one which has parts possessing different properties, or b. a homogeneous mixture, one which has similar properties throughout.

A substance is a homogeneous material composed of one particular kind of matter.

## 4 Physical States of Matter

Matter can ordinarily exist in three physical states: solid, liquid, and gas. A fourth state of matter, plasma, exists under special conditions.

1. Solid: Has definite shape and volume and has the greatest amount of mass per unit of volume or density. It has form, hardness or rigidity, or the ability to oppose a change of shape. The atoms in almost all solids are arranged in regular patterns, called crystals.
2. Liquid: Assumes the shape of its container and has a definite volume. It takes the shape of its container in which it is placed. It fills it only when its volume equals that of the container. Examples are water, oil, and gasoline.
3. Gas: Has no definite shape and volume. Because of its free-flowing characteristic of liquids and gasses, it is known collectively as fluid.
4. Plasma: Make up the fourth state of matter and cannot be seen by people in their everyday lives. Plasmas are formed in the interior of stars, in outer space, and in some laboratory experiments. Plasmas result when the atoms in a gas become ionized (electrically charged). Electrical forces between the gas atoms give the gas new physical properties.

## Properties of Matter

Matter can be recognized in terms of characteristics or properties.

### Physical Properties of Matter

We recognize certain kinds of matter by their properties: specific and accidental.

Specific physical properties are those features which definitely distinguish one substance from another. Some of these are the following:

• Density: the weight of a unit volume of a substance.
• Specific gravity: the ratio of the weight of a given volume of a substance to the weight of the same volume of water at the same temperature.
• Hardness: the ability of the substance to resist scratching.
• Odor: the characteristics odor of a given substance.
• Color: the characteristics color of a given substance.

Accidental physical properties are those features such as weight, dimensions, and volume. They have nothing to do with the nature of the substance, but they enable us to find out how much of a given substance we have.

### Chemical Properties of Matter

Chemical properties of a substance describe how a substance acts when it undergoes change. They describe its ability to form new substances under given conditions. A chemical change or a chemical reaction is a change from one substance to another. Nevertheless, the chemical properties of a substance may be considered as a listing of all the chemical reactions of a substance and the conditions under which those reactions occur.

Some chemical properties are combustibility, stability, relative activity, response to test reaction, and ionization.

## Intrinsic and Extrinsic Properties

1. Intrinsic (Intensive): Properties that do not depend on the size of the sample. Examples are color, odor, boiling point, and electrical conductivity.
2. Extrinsic (Extensive): Properties that depend on the size or amount of the sample. Examples are mass and volume.

## Changes in Matter

Physical Changes are those in which the identifying properties of substances remain unchanged. Examples are the melting of ice, boiling of water, and freezing of liquids.

Chemical Changes are those in which new substances with new properties are formed. Examples are the burning of wood, rusting of iron, and decaying of plants.

### What causes a chemical change in matter?

Chemical changes involve energy. Substances possess energy because of their composition and structure. This is a kind of potential energy which chemists generally refer to as "chemical energy." Any chemical change which absorbs heat energy as it progresses is said to be endothermic.

For example: The production of calcium carbide in the intense heat of the electric furnace. Any chemical change which liberates heat energy as it proceeds is said to be exothermic. An example is the burning of fuels.

## Law of Conservation of Mass

The Law of Conservation of Mass states that mass is neither created nor destroyed. An example is shown in the complete combustion of gasoline.

The relationship is true within the limits of one’s ability to determine the weights of the reacting substances and the products of the reaction:

Gasoline + oxygen ----> carbon dioxide + water vapor
Weight of reactants = weight of products

## Law of Definite Proportion

The Law of Definite Proportion states that any pure compound is always composed of the same elements combined in a proportion by weight.

For example: Water always contains eight parts by weight of oxygen to one part by weight of hydrogen.

H2O

O = 16/18 x 100% = 88.88%

H = 2/18 x 100% = 11.11%

_____________

99.99%

## Law of Multiple Proportions

The Law of Multiple Proportion states that when the same two elements unite to form two or more different compounds, if the amount of one element is constant, the weights of the other elements in the series of compounds will be in the ratio of small whole numbers.

For example:

• H2O = 1g of H and 8g of O
• 2O2 = 1g of H and 16g of O

## Self-Progress Test

I. Identify whether the following are physical or chemical changes:

1. Welding metals
2. Ripening of fruits
3. Grinding rice
4. Dissolving sugar in water
5. Burning gas
6. Magnetizing iron nails
7. Melting of butter
8. Hair bleaching
9. Souring of milk
10. Brewing of coffee

II. Classify the following as either an element, a compound, or a mixture:

1. Gasoline
2. Dry ice
3. Aluminum wire
4. Diamond
6. Toothpaste
7. Penny
8. Platinum
9. Glue
10. Rubbing alcohol

III. Classify the following properties as intrinsic or extrinsic:

1. Volume
2. Density
3. Length
4. Color
5. Freezing point
6. Electrical conductivity
7. Mass
8. Odor
9. Boiling point
10. Luster

1. Name several substances that exist in all three states of matter.
2. State the following: Law of Conservation of Mass, Law of Definite Proportion, and the Law of Multiple Proportions.
3. What do you think is the reason why iron and sulfur unite in definite proportions to form iron sulfide?
4. How do you decide whether a certain change is physical or chemical?

De Leon, Melody Jane S. on July 12, 2018:

In this type of lesson. I'd gained knowledge about the All about Matter. It discussed that anything that occupies space and has mass is called matter. It composed pf elements, mixtures, and compound. Also, it have physical states: solid, liquid, gas and plasma. This lesson is a recap study, for that reason we easily learned this study. But we discovered more because we actually seen it in our laboratory experiment.

Abe Puzon from Bulacan, Philippines on July 12, 2018:

PUZON, ABEGAIL S. BSMT-1

Anything that has mass is made up of matter – an all-encompassing word for atoms and molecules that make up our physical world. All things, living and nonliving are made of matter. There are several properties of matter that characterize its connection to life. First, matter can exist in different states: Scientists classify matter into four states: solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Life is composed of, and interacts with. And last, Matter can change states: We are all familiar with the molecule H2O in its three states: solid (ice), liquid (water), and gas vapor.

Pinky Miranda on July 09, 2018:

Elements came from matter, chemical elements are introduced, forms a cell, group of cell became tissue, group of similar tissue forms organs. group of organs forms organ system an group of organs forms an organism. It is really true that Matter is everywhere. And so am I.

And as a Medtech in the future, i will be dealing with human body and the elements presented in our body so I need to know what and how does those elements affect our body. and what physical and chemical change will happen next if we lack potassium for example or if we have too much sodium in our body.

Chloe Bundalian on July 09, 2018:

BUNDALIAN, CHLOE JANE L. (BSMT 1)

All objects are composed of matter. And matter is classified into three: The elements, compounds and mixtures. It is important to know and understand the correct ways of classifying matter.

PatriciaMae Sayco on July 09, 2018:

SAYCO,PATRICIA MAE M. BSMT1 We cannot live without matter because matter is everything that surround as. It define as anything that occupy space and has mass. Then through the use of our five senses, matter is existing. Matter can undergo changes through fate or maybe through different composition that other elements given. Matter has essential for BSMT student while working inside laboratory because of different specimen that they study.

Nhiza Mae Fajardo on July 08, 2018:

FAJARDO, NHIZA MAE A.

(BSMT-1)

Matter means everything that has mass and occupies space. Matter is clasified into three: Elements, compounds and mixtures. The four physical states of matter are solid, liquid, gas and plasma. This article is a module for us to have more knowledge about matter. Thank you prof!

Angelou Pascual on July 08, 2018:

Everything on this Earth is all made up of matter which occupies space and has mass. Matter has many structure it can be a solid, liquid or gas, and its classified it into three, the elements, compound, and mixture. It is very important to us to know the function of each matter. This lesson is a big help to us to know more about matter.

anjelacastro2 on July 07, 2018:

CASTRO, ANJELA V. (BSMT-1) – EVERYTHING is made up of matter. Matter is anything that takes up space and it is made up of tiny particles. Matter can come in different states, or forms, such as solids, liquids, and gases. Different types of energy, including heat, can change matter. Matter can change states through freezing, melting, evaporation, and condensation. It is important to know what matter is because In any organism, matter is constantly being used to both build and sustain organism

CONSON, JIMELLE - BSMT 1. on July 07, 2018:

Matter takes up space and has mass. We study matter because it is believed that all things was made up of matter. Even small things in this world are composed of matter. The slides help me to understand more about matter since this topic is a broad one. It helps me to know the different characteristics of matter.

CONSON, JIMELLE - BSMT 1. on July 07, 2018:

Matter takes up space and has mass. We study matter because it is believed that all things was made up of matter. Even small things in this world are composed of matter. The slides help me to understand more about matter since this topic is a broad one. It helps me to know the different characteristics of matter.

Darah Arthria Cristobal from San Ildefonso, Bulacan on July 07, 2018:

CRISTOBAL, DARAH ARTHRIA DC. BSMT 1. Matter is anything that occupies space and has mass. We have elements, compounds and mixtures as the classification of matter according to chemist. Element is the simplest matter which contains one type of atom. Compound is two or more than two elements come together in specific amounts and form new matter. Mixture are different two or more than two types of matter (element, molecule, compound) are mixed to get mixture.

Mary Elaine V. Herrera BSMT on July 07, 2018:

Everything in life is made up of matter. Nature is made up of matter. All objects are composed of matter. Matter has different states. It has different classifications and properties. Learning about matter makes us understand and appreciate the value of everything in our everyday life.

Krichelle kae Calderon Enriquez from San Miguel, Bulacan, Philippines on July 07, 2018:

BSMT 1

As we all know everything on earth is made up of matter. Things we see and touch. Matter is a subtance that has mass and takes up space by having volume. Things that we see and touch is composed of atoms which are made of interacting subatomic particles. Even though didn’t the 1 particle of atom. If they build up together we can already see and touch it. Thank a lot for this lectures because I can understand more about the matter and atom. Thank you.

Joyce Nicole Dungo on July 07, 2018:

BSMT 1

Everything is made up of Matter. Even if its living or non-living things. Matter is important because it makes up everything around us and matter can not be created or destroyed but instead, they just transformed into a different form. Having knowlege about matter is very much needed for us to know what everything around us is made out of.

Kimberly Reforsado on July 07, 2018:

BSMT-1

As we all know matter is present everywhere simply because everything is matter. Undertstanding what matter is and its different concepts is very important especially to students. Before understanding deeper studies about it, one must comprehend first what it is from the start. As a student pursuing the course BS in Medical Technology, it is very essential to me to understand it clearly in order for me to learn the succeeding lessons easier since usually matter’s background is the core of everything we have to learned.

kathlenecalague on July 07, 2018:

We all need to study matter because all things were made up of matter. Each type of matter has its own characteristics and we, as a future medical technologists, need to know and study their characteristics for us to be able to make conclusions and calculations.

Emman Payuran on July 07, 2018:

EMMANUEL VILLASENOR BSMT 1

Everything in this world, tiny or huge, few or many, existing or not, really counts. It's all about matter. There's no such thing in this world that is permanent except changes, if matter changes so as to physical or chemical change, it only means that changes may hit us suddenly or unexpectedly. For me, we cannot supersede that fact, but the only thing that we can give ourselves is acceptance. I know God designed our lives not perfectly but worthily. In the future, in the corporate world I know that there will be the time wherein the company which I am working into might struggle or have a lot of problems, but of course that's part of reaching success. All we need to do is to be fearless in facing all of it. Matter have also different laws, as far as I know, we will also be encountering many laws in the future so accountants must be prepared. This is my personal understanding about on your note ma'am.

Allen Tuazon BSMT on July 07, 2018:

Matter is important for us because it has mass and it occupies space therefore all things that we can touch and see is part of matter. We students should have our own background in matter because matter have many forms and we should study and know them well so we can use them properly and wisely.

Tricia Anne Reyes BSMT from Palapala, San Ildefonso Bulacan on July 06, 2018:

Tricia Anne Reyes

BSMT

It is important to understand the Properties of Matter because everything is made up of matter. Each type of matter has different physical and properties which can be observed or calculated. The physical properties of matter involves odor, color and so on, these make us feel and see the matter. Students must have a background study about matter to have knowledge on how the way they store or handle any kind of matter. Studying of Matter can be really deep and serious but enjoying and applying the knowledge that you've gained can help you in some circumtances.

KristineCassandra on July 06, 2018:

Jota, Kristine Cassandra B.

BSMT

Matter is everything that occupies space and has mass. Matter is everything around you. It is anything such as, Solid, Liquid, and Gas. Matter is classified as Organic comes form living things) and Inorganic Matter (comes from non-living things). It is important to study this because without matter it is very hard for us to classify different things. It helps us a lot in our daily lives which makes it more easier.

John Derrick Chan on June 12, 2018:

Chan, John Derrick L.

BSMT 1

As a student who is aiming to become a Registered Medical Technologist in the near future, understanding the concepts about matter (the things that occupies space and possesses mass) is very significant since it is the foundation of everything that we can observe. Knowing what is matter can help us to know the real function of an object and can let us to manipulate it easily. In dealing with my course, I need to understand different concepts. However, studying these concepts can be compared to looking just at the branches of a tree without noticing its roots. Knowingly, a tree can’t actually live with just its branches and without its roots. Learning everything about matter is the roots of our learning towards the mastery of our course which is, Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. We need to know the backbone of our topics since, this can help us to apprehend better the subject matter. Knowing about urinalysis, fecalysis, and blood chemistry plainly is not enough. We need to dig in on its composition and how it behaves which falls under the example of a matter. Nevertheless, understanding this topic certainly can let students in BSMT to have a firm grasp on their chosen course.

John Derrick Chan on June 12, 2018:

Chan, John Derrick L.

BSMT 1

As a student who is aiming to become a Registered Medical Technologist in the near future, understanding the concepts about matter (the things that occupies space and possesses mass) is very significant. In dealing with my course, I need to understand different concepts. However, studying these concepts can be compared to looking just at the branches of a tree without noticing its roots. Knowingly, a tree can’t actually live with just its branches and without its roots. Learning everything about matter is the roots of our learning towards the mastery of our course which is, Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology. We need to know the backbone of our topics since, this can help us to apprehend better the subject matter. Knowing about urinalysis, fecalysis, and blood chemistry plainly is not enough. We need to dig in on its composition and how it behaves which falls under the example of a matter. Nevertheless, understanding this topic certainly can let students in BSMT to have a firm grasp on their chosen course.

Ma. Roselle Angela De Leon on June 12, 2018:

BS Med Tech

Matter is anything that occupies space and has mass. Therefore, everythinh we see on earth is matter. Matter have different forms classified into three: elements, compound, and mixture. Aside from that, there are also Physical state of Matter: the solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Matter can also be classified in terms of characteristics or its properties.

carlo crisanto v sapiendante on April 24, 2018:

CARLO CRISANTO V. SAPIENDANTE

Bachelor of Arts in Communication

Studying matter is also very significant in my course. As i first thought of matter it is every where. When we say everywhere meaning everything that i will do including on what willi do when i am in the field of my course. Element, compound mixture are the classification of matter where we can dustinguish the physical changes and chemical reactions by this classifiation that can also be seen in our field including creating films and etc.

ivoryshanesalonga on February 01, 2018:

ivory shane salonga

bstm 4-1

matter is living and non living things. all we see in our surroundings in matter. me as touriam student. when i travel i see a lot of matter. event oceans different tourist spot is composed of matter. thats why matter is important in my course.

Beatriz Cruz on November 17, 2017:

Cruz, Beatriz DL. BSPSY 3 (FRI TUTORIAL)

matter is any substance that has mass and takes up space by having volume. This includes atoms and anything made up of these, but not other energy phenomena or waves such as light or sound/ More generally, however, in (modern) physics, matter is not a fundamental concept because a universal definition of it is elusive; for example, the elementary constituents of atoms may be point particles, each having no volume individually.

Jerielen Mangahas on November 15, 2017:

Jerie Len S. Mangahas

BSTM 4 (Fri- Tutorial)

Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. At a minimum, matter requires at least one subatomic particle, although most matter consists of atoms. The word "matter" is sometimes used to refer to a pure substance.

Tedyliza Ramos on November 15, 2017:

Tedyliza Rose C. Ramos

BSTM 4 (Fri-tutorial)

Matter is contains solid, liquid and gas . so that has mass and occupies space. to occupy space, it must have volume. Thinking about it, everything on earth has weight and takes up space, and that means everything on earth is matter.

Tedyliza Ramos on November 15, 2017:

BSTM 4 (Fri-tutorial)

Matter is anything solid, liquid and gas, that has mass and occupies space. to occupy space, it must have volume. Thinking about it, everything on earth has weight and takes up space, and that means everything on earth is matter.

Salonga Aivho on November 15, 2017:

Ivory shane salonga

BSTM 4 (FRI, TUTORIAL)

Living and non living things is matter. Meaning, everything around us is matter, what we see, eat, touch is matter. Thats why studying matter is the most important study in chemistry. That is on my own opinion :)

MJ Melencio on July 14, 2017:

Marc James Melencio

Tourism

Matter is all around us. Matter is the air you are breathing. Matter is the computer you are reading from now. Matter is the stuff you touch and see. And it is more. Matter is defined as anything that has mass and takes up space. Matter is found in 3 major states; solid, liquid and gas.

liberty taganile on July 13, 2017:

Liberty Cañete BSN-1 Nurses check the baseline data or history of every patient. Matter,as a substance like (water,sugar). Nurses need or must know the significant value of each Matter as a objective data for diagnosis.

Ronniel Legaspi on July 13, 2017:

LEGAPI RONNIEL AERON R. BSEEC-3

It tell us that anything in this world are made of matter, And it help us in our life like knowing in our sense of touch if it is soft or solid, While some gas are the thing that we inhale and exhale since born.

Jasper Sierto on July 13, 2017:

Sierto Jasper L. BSHM - 3

A matter is a thing that forms physical objects that occupies space therefore matter plays a very important part in any industry and not just with the hospitality management. From the place we will work, to the things we serve to our guests. From our home up to the space we occupy to our work and all of those we encounter in our everyday lives are with the presence of matter. Matter is important because we are dealing with consumers that we surely have meet their expectations and serving them the right way is always a must.

kenneth sanciangc on July 13, 2017:

SANCIANGCO,KENNETH PHILIP H. BSHM

Matter is important to Hospitality Management student. Because Matter is everywhere and Atoms and molecules are all composed of matter and matter is anything that has mass and take space.

Teddy Gullem on July 13, 2017:

Matter is what makes up everything in our world and without it nothing would exist. Matter have three main states of matter: Solids, Liquid, Gas, and plasma. It is made up of atoms and molecules meaning anything that is made of positive charge protons,neutrons,and negatively charge electrons. These are the building blocks of Life itself also this relates to pretty much everything in our world. In Nursing, it deals with organic matter and its reaction to different kinds of chemicals which is essential to the work.

Rene Briane on July 13, 2017:

Rene Briane G. Angeles

BSEEC-III

Matter is anything that takes up space and it has mass. Matter has their own states Solid, Liquid, Gas and Plasma. Solid the molecules that are arranged in regular patterns. Liquid the molecules that make up a liquid flow easily around one another. Gas the molecules make up a gas fly in all directions a great speeds. They are so far apart that the attractive forces between them are insignificant. and lastly Plasma it is the mixture of electrons and nuclei that results is the plasma state of matter.

And matter is everywhere like rocks, all living things or even the water that we drink. In engineering all the things that we build is matter. Because it has mass and it occupies space.

Jolina Gabriel on July 12, 2017:

Jolina Gabriel BSN-1

Chemistry helps you to understand the world around you. Why does leaves change color in the fall? Why are plants green? How is cheese made? What is in soap and how does it clean? These are all questions that can be answered by applying chemistry.

A basic understanding of chemistry helps you to read and understand product labels.

Chemistry can help you make informed decisions. Will a product work as advertised or is it a scam? If you understand how chemistry works you'll be able to separate reasonable expectations from pure fiction.

Camille San Mateo on July 12, 2017:

San Mateo, Camille C.

BSN-1

Life is matter, matter is life.

Everything we hear, smell, taste, and touch involves chemicals. Whether it is visible or not, in short everything is matter. According to the study, matter is anything that occupies space and has mass. Matter is not limited to test tubes or other laboratory apparatuses. Not limited to medicine or other fields because it is all around us, and the better we know matter, the better we know the world.

Danica Vipinoza on July 12, 2017:

Matter is really helpful to Hospitality Management students like me. Matter is important in our field in Hospitality industry because it helps a lot in our everyday lives, which makes our life, jobs and services to be more convenient and easier.

christine san gabriel BSN 1 on July 12, 2017:

Matter everything around us.Matter is everything that has mass and occupy space.It is important for us nursing student to know everything about matter for better learning and understanding of our course and better execute what we need to do as nurses

Javy Paul Gonzales from San Ildefonso Bulacan on July 11, 2017:

GONZALES JP, S. BSHM3-2

What is the Relevance of Matter in Hospitality Management? As BSHM student, we compair us The state of matter the Solid, Liquid and Gas. The SOLID firm and stable in shape, like were using the ingridients in cooking. The LIQUID or The Beverages that we are Mixing in our subject Food and Beverages, we're mixing all those kind of beverages, when we do Cocktails and Mocktails the Liquid ingredients. And last the GAS using in LPG Gas in example that most specially need when we start to cook a dishes in different kind of Food. It seems obviously that anything we do in our Culinary subecjt its all about of matter.

Dave Joshua Villangca on July 07, 2017:

Dave Joshua B. Villangca

BSN-I

Baliuag University

General Chemistry

T, F 7:30-12:00

Matter is anything that occupy space and has mass. Hence, we can say that we, ourselves are matter. We matter. This is the reason why people must not say that "I'm worthless, why am I even here!? I should die.", that's a very wrong thinking. We, ourselves, have our own worth, because we are one with those who occupy space in this world, and for that, we have our own purpose of living to make this world a better place to live in. In line with that, we also have weight— not just in a sense of being light or heavy but in a sense of responsibility too— so that we can have an impact in this world. It is said that man is the greatest creation of God and because of that, we gained authority and responsibility to protect other matter— trees, bodies of water, animals, other things that cannot be seen— that are inferior to us. Therefore, we must accept the fact and thank God that we are matter and we matter. Studying matter made me realized more how beautiful the creations of God are and how they differ to each other for them to function together.

Everything that we see at the hospital are considered and qualified to be called as matter. Some of these are different equipments and instrument that we'll be using in the future. These are the ambulance, thermometers, bloods, wheelchairs, X-Ray machines, hospital beds and pillows, medicine droppers, medicines, bandages, oxygen tanks, etc. We can also see professionals there such as nurses, doctors, medical technologists, and different kinds of peoples too, such as the relatives of the clients or patients, and the patients themselves. Therefore, matter can be classified through their states— solid, liquid, and gas.

Gil Calderon on July 05, 2017:

Matter is anything that can occupy space. Matter can be solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. Solid anything that are hard and it can be irregular shape. Liquid are anything that are fluid and can take up any shape when it’s in the container. Gas cannot be seen but the molecules are much farther apart. Lastly, Plasma is an ionized is an ionized gas and one example of this is lightning. In the field of nursing, basically everything you see, feel, and smell are matter. Example the hospital equipment, I.V fluids and even the nebulizer treatments are matters. Therefore, there is no place in the world you will not encounter matter.

Bianca Bernardo on July 04, 2017:

Marucot, Katrina Bianca BSN1 GEN CHEM 2017

Matter is everywhere. It is basically anything that occupies space and has mass. We are all matter. Matter is everything, and anything. Matter has different states which is liquid, solid, gas or plasma. These different states in matter can be useful to studying nursing as medicines can be in different states. Medicines can either be liquid, solid or gas (through Oxygen). Hospital equipments are either solid or liquid. Our patients are matter. Matter can be observed everywhere.

RussellBernardino on July 03, 2017:

Russell Bernardino BSTM4. Matter is everything that we touched throughout our life. By understanding the classification of matter ,the properties of matter and compare the changes of matter. We are able to go through the wonders of it. By knowing the physical states of matter we are able to classify the things that we're using in our certain fields, if it is solid , liquid , gas or plasma. Matter is very important because it makes up everything around us , the food that we eat , the phone that we are using , the clothes that we're wearing . Almost everything . So imagine our world without matter. The world would be like an empty shell.

Pauline Louise Toribio from Baliuag, Bulacan on June 15, 2017:

TORIBIO, PAULINE LOUISE A. BSN/ SCI202

As a BSN student I understand the value of exploring what matter is. In this article that I have read, I realized that everything in matter is important for s student in BSN like me.

Everything that I have realized on how and where i could use what i have learned.

1. I should know the characteristics or components of a medication that i should be giving to my patients for them to get well.

2. How should I inject a medication through IV, should I inject it slower so the patient wouldn't feel much pain.

3.How should i prepare medications.

4. How should I experiment for new medications, what and how to mix chemicals, would they turn out effective.

5. How much medication should i give.

Kim Baroy on February 26, 2017:

BAROY, KIMBERLY JANE M. BSPSY II

Matter is everything around you. Atoms and molecules are all composed of matter. Matter is anything that has mass and has space. If you are new to the idea of mass, it is the amount of stuff in an object. We talk about the difference between mass and weight in another section. Matter is sometimes related to light and electromagnetic radiation.

Even though matter can be found all over the Universe, you will only find it in a few forms on Earth. We cover five states of matter on the site. Each of those states is sometimes called a phase. There are many other states of matter that exist in extreme environments. Scientists will probably discover more states as we continue to explore the Universe. Molecules can move from one physical state to another (phase change) and not change their basic structure. Oxygen (O2) as a gas has the same chemical properties as liquid oxygen. The liquid state is colder and denser, but the molecules (the basic parts) are still the same. Water (H2O) is another example. A water molecule is made up of two hydrogen (H) atoms and one oxygen (O) atom. It has the same molecular structure whether it is a gas, liquid, or solid. Although its physical state may change, its chemical state remains the same.

So you're asking, "What is a chemical change?" Let's start with a glass of pure water. If the formula of water were to change, that would be a chemical change. If you could add a second oxygen atom to a water molecule, you would have hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The molecules would not be water anymore. The reality of creating hydrogen peroxide is more difficult.

JosephineLopez04 on February 25, 2017:

Josephine V. Lopez BEEd - II

matter is any substance that has mass and takes up space; this includes atoms and anything made up of these, but not other energy phenomena or waves such as light or sound. Matter exists in states (or phases): the classical solid, liquid, and gas; as well as the more exotic plasma, Bose–Einstein condensates, fermionic condensates, and quark–gluon plasma.

Nikki Villaroman on February 25, 2017:

In the classical physics observed in everyday life, matter is any substance that has mass and takes up space; this includes atoms and anything made up of these, but not other energy phenomena or waves such as light or sound. More generally, however, in (modern) physics, matter is not a fundamental concept because a universal definition of it is elusive: elementary constituents of atoms may not take up space individually, and massless particles may be composed to form objects that have mass (even when at rest).

All the everyday objects that we can bump into, touch or squeeze are ultimately composed of atoms. This ordinary atomic matter is in turn made up of interacting subatomic particles—usually a nucleus of protons and neutrons, and a cloud of orbiting electrons. Typically, science considers these composite particles matter because they have both rest mass and volume

Maniella de Leon on February 24, 2017:

Matter can exist in several states, also called phases. The three most common states are known as solid, liquid and gas. Same with teaching profession, our students have their own phase where in they can show off their skills. Some are good in music, in arts or in academics.

mariseperez08 on February 24, 2017:

Perez, Nina Marise V.

BEED-II

TF-12:30-2:00pm/CAS105

Matter is a substance that has inertia and occupies physical space. According to modern physics, matter consists of various types of particles, each with mass and size. he most familiar examples of material particles are the electron, the proton and the neutron. Combinations of these particles form atoms. There are more than 100 different kinds of atoms, each kind constituting a unique chemical element. A combination of atoms forms a molecule. Atoms and/or molecules can join together to form a compound.

Matter can exist in several states, also called phases. The three most common states are known as solid, liquid and gas. A single element or compound of matter might exist in more than one of the three states, depending on the temperature and pressure. Less familiar states of matter include plasma, foam and Bose-Einstein condensate. These states occur under special conditions.

Different kinds of matter can combine to form substances that may not resemble any of the original ingredients. For example, hydrogen (a gaseous element) and oxygen (another gaseous element) combine to form water (a liquid compound at room temperature). The process of such combination is called a chemical reaction. A chemical reaction involves interactions between the electrons of the atoms, but does not affect the nuclei of the atoms.

Maria Luz Mendoza on February 24, 2017:

Ma. Luz Mendoza BEED- II

Anything that has mass is made up of matter an all-encompassing word for atoms and molecules that make up our physical world. We describe this matter as existing in states (sometimes referred to as phases). Most people are familiar with three states of matter – solids, liquids and gases. It is important to understand the particle nature of matter. The particles that make up matter are not ‘small bits of solid’ or ‘small drops of liquid’ but atoms and molecules. The physical characteristics of those atoms and molecules decide its state. Matter is important because it makes up everything around us, matter cannot be created or destroyed it just transformed into a different form.

Elize Bantang 14 on February 24, 2017:

Eliza B. Merle BEEd-ll

Matter is everything around us. Atoms and molecules are all composed of matter. Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. Matter can ordinarily exist in three physical states: solid, liquid and gas. A fourth state of matter is called plasma. Matter is very important because it makes up everything around us. You and I and the whole world are made of matter, and live and move by using energy.

Karrel Punzalan on February 17, 2017:

AIA KARREL PUNZALAN BS PSY IILook around the classroom. Everything, from the clothes you are wearing to the air you breath is matter.Matter is very important. Matter makes up everything including living things like plants and people. It also makes non-living things such as tables and chairs. Things as big as an elephant or as tiny as a grain of sand on a beach are matter. Everything is matter and matter comes in three different states: solid, liquid and gas. That means that everything is either a solid, a liquid, or a gas. Each state has properties.

Luisito Dimagiba III on December 10, 2016:

Matter this includes atoms and anything made up of these but not other energy phenomena or waves such as light or sound. All the everyday objects that we can bump into, touch or squeeze are ultimately composed of atoms.

Jerson G Maniego BSHM-4 (7:30-12:00) on December 09, 2016:

Matter is all around us. Matter is the air you are breathing. Matter is the computer you are reading from now. Matter is the stuff you touch and see. And it is more. Matter is defined as anything that has mass and takes up space. Matter is found in 3 major states; solid, liquid and gas

Karen Manalac, BAC 7:30-12:00 on December 07, 2016:

"Everything matters." That simple quote says it all. Kidding aside, matter is everything around us. By that being stated, I guess it is necessary to know what are the classifications of those things around you. Being a communication student, it is important to know the composition of the things being used in the field since we are expose to different kinds of creatures because we do the research and the news.

Vivian Jane M. Mempin on December 04, 2016:

Vivian Jane M. Mempin

BAC-II

Baliuag University

GenChem, TF, 7:30-12:00, CS301

How are these topics in Chemistry relevant or related with Communication Arts?

Everything around us is matter. And even the things that are connected with Communication are matter.. For example, The Oxygen that I'm breathing in is an element and it exists in the state of gas. It has density and specific gravity which are specific physical properties of matter. Carbon dioxide is a compound and it exists in the gas state of matter. Without oxygen and carbon dioxide, we're lifeless. And good speech and oral communication exist with the help of the exchange of air (inhaling and exhaling) in our diaphragm. Good diction and pronunciation are related with this.. Another example, the ink which is used in printing newspapers or books, is a mixture, of different materials, it is liquid in state, has volume, density, color and odor which are properties of matter. On the other hand, the newspaper we read everyday is a solid material. I think communication and chemistry go hand in hand.

Jeanette O Lagason on August 13, 2016:

It is important because without matter it is very hard to classify things. It helps a lot in our daily lives which make our life to be more convenient and easier.

Nikka Lei Angeles on December 20, 2015:

Angeles, Nikka Lei S. BSA 1-4

Matter is essential, we may consider it as nothing but it is everything. The air we exhale, the cold water we drink and even us, we are matter. From simple to bigger things and the process that occurs in it. It is all included in the study of matter.

Jelah Mae Reyes on December 20, 2015:

REYES, Jelah Mae P. (BSA 1-2)

Matter is the Stuff Around You. Matter is everything around you. Atoms and molecules are all composed of matter. Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. If you are new to the idea of mass, it is the amount of stuff in an object.

janmarrigarcia on December 19, 2015:

Garcia, Jan Marri M. BSA 1-3

Matter is everything around you, matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. It is important to study because everything is made up of matter.

John Ismael Espino Lozano from Baliuag Bulacan Philippines on December 19, 2015:

Lozano, John Ismael E.

BSA 1-2

Matter is defined as anything that occupies space and has mass.

MY EXPLANATION:

Matter is essential to us (Accounting Students)and other people. Because all things that we used in our daily live like studying, playing, etc. are all matter. We cannot leave without matter. Imagine a world without matter, we will die. So matter is very important.

Reyes, Ma. Isabel C. on December 06, 2015:

Reyes, Ma. Isabel C. BSBA 1

Matter is the substance of which all material is made. That means objects which have mass. More specifically, they must have rest mass, which is a form of energy that matter has even when it isn't moving it has no kinetic energy, is extremely cold it has no thermal energy, etc. Matter is a word that is sometimes used in varying ways in everyday life, whereas mass is a well-defined concept and quantity at least in physics. They are not the same thing, though they are related.

Diana Angeles on December 06, 2015:

Angeles, Diana P. BSA1-4 Everything is composed of matter. It is important because we can distinguish every one thing through matter. And matter in every things doesn't have the same appearance, classification, sometimes maybe but maybe they have differences. It is like in a person don't judge by the appearance but also the internal part of like in matter they maybe look the same but they have different composition.

Kimberly Anne DC Magtalas on December 05, 2015:

Kimberly Anne DC. Magtalas BSA 1-3

All objects are composed of matter. Objects may differ widely from one another but they have one thing in common, they all occupy space. Matter is very useful because we use it everyday in our lives. Matter is very important because it makes up everything around you. Humans are made up of matter, what do you think will happen to humans if there is no matter. There would be nothing in this world if there was no matter.

Rolaine Ann Ingalla on November 28, 2015:

BSA 1-3 As we define what matter is, in general, it is everything around us that occupies space. It may undergo such changes that are fated to happen. To link this up to accountancy, in business world, changes may arise out of the blue, therefore, anyone involve in the organization must find their feet to rise above it. Given that everything matters in business, even the simplest thing that we could never imagine to be. And that thing is still made up of matter.

Eunice Maranan on November 26, 2015:

EUNICE S. MARANAN, BSA 1-3. Everything in this world, tiny or huge, few or many, existing or not, really counts. It's all about matter! There's no such thing in this world that is permanent except changes, if matter changes so as to physical or chemical change, it only means that changes may hit us suddenly or unexpectedly. For me, we cannot supersede that fact, but the only thing that we can give ourselves is acceptance. I know God designed our lives not perfectly but worthily. In the future, in the corporate world I know that there will be the time wherein the company which I am working into might struggle or have a lot of problems, but of course that's part of reaching success. All we need to do is to be fearless in facing all of it. Matter have also different laws, as far as I know, we will also be encountering many laws in the future so accountants must be prepared. This is my personal understanding about on your note ma'am. :)

Rovy Kim Taruc on November 22, 2015:

Rovy Kim Taruc BSBA 1-1 Matter is everything they are around of us, it is compose of Solid,Liquid,and Gas. We can find them everywhere in our home or in our school. Some of them were big and some small other lustrous and dull. Matter we call them all they are very useful. Matter also can be classified in organic and organic. We consider as an organic and the materials that we use in our home or in our school or wherever are inorganic. In that way we're already interacting. When the people,plants and machine works it is called an energy. And there is also a changes in matter the Physical and chemical changes. We cannot make an reversible a new product and in chemical changes is the chemical reactions in the products in everytime there were create by the people or human and produce by the machine. Thanks prof from this notes we gather another info.

JoanaCordero on November 22, 2015:

CORDERO, JOANA MAIDY C.

BSA 1-4

Matter has many definitions, but the most common is that it is any substance which has mass and occupies space. All physical objects are composed of matter, in the form of atoms, which are in turn composed of protons, neutrons, and electrons. It is important to study because matter is everything and everywhere.Everything around us is made up of matter.

Patricia Mendoza on November 20, 2015:

PATRICIA MAE MENDOZA

BSBA1-1

Matter is everything around you. Atoms and molecules are all composed of matter. Matter is anything that has mass and takes up space. If you are new to the idea of mass, it is the amount of stuff in an object. We talk about the difference between mass and weight in another section. Matter is sometimes related to light and electromagnetic radiation.

Even though matter can be found all over the Universe, you will only find it in a few forms on Earth. We cover five states of matter on the site. Each of those states is sometimes called a phase.

krischarm david BSBA1-1 on November 20, 2015:

A sample of matter can be a gas, a liquid, or a solid. These three forms of matter are called the states of matter. The states of matter differ in some of their simple observable properties. A gas (also known as vapor) has no fixed volume or shape; rather, it conforms to the volume and shape of its container. A gas can be compressed to occupy a smaller volume, or it can expand to occupy a larger one. A liquid has a distinct volume independent of its container but has no specific shape: It assumes the shape of the portion of the container that it occupies. A solid has both a definite shape and a definite volume: It is rigid. Neither liquids nor solids can be compressed to any appreciable extent.

In a gas the molecules are far apart and are moving at high speeds, colliding repeatedly with each other and with the walls of the container. In a liquid the molecules are packed more closely together, but still move rapidly, allowing them to slide over each other; thus, liquids pour easily. In a solid the molecules are held tightly together, usually in definite arrangements, in which the molecules can wiggle only slightly in their otherwise fixed positions. Thus, solids have rigid shapes.

Amorphous solids

Amorphous solids do not have a definite melting point or regular repeating units. An amorphous solid is a solid in which there is no long-range order of the positions of the atoms unlike those in crystalline solids. An example of an amorphous solid is window glass. In addition many polymers such as polystyrene are amorphous.Amorphous solids can exist in two distinct states, the 'rubbery' state and the 'glassy' state. The temperature at which they transition between the glassy and rubbery states is called their glass transition temperature or Tg.

JESSICA OCAMPO on November 20, 2015:

Matter is a substance that has inertia and occupies physical space. According to modern physics, matter consists of various types of particles, each with mass and size.

The most familiar examples of material particles are the electron, the proton and the neutron. Combinations of these particles form atoms. There are more than 100 different kinds of atoms, each kind constituting a unique chemical element. A combination of atoms forms a molecule. Atoms and/or molecules can join together to form a compound.

Matter can exist in several states, also called phases. The three most common states are known as solid, liquid and gas. A single element or compound of matter might exist in more than one of the three states, depending on the temperature and pressure. Less familiar states of matter include plasma, foam and Bose-Einstein condensate. These states occur under special conditions.

Different kinds of matter can combine to form substances that may not resemble any of the original ingredients. For example, hydrogen (a gaseous element) and oxygen (another gaseous element) combine to form water (a liquid compound at room temperature). The process of such combination is called a chemical reaction. A chemical reaction involves interactions between the electrons of the atoms, but does not affect the nuclei of the atoms.

Pamela SanGabriel on November 20, 2015:

Pamela Mae San Gabriel

BSA 1-4

As we all know, matter is anything that occupies space. In everything we do or use in our daily lives, matter is involve. It is already a part of our lives that makes everything around us. In our field, we will encounter and deal with people. So we must study matter because it is relevant in instilling practical and useful understanding of science.

Trisha Ann Angeles BSBA1-1 on November 19, 2015:

Trisha Ann Angeles

BSBA 1-1

A phase is a region with homogeneous properties conversions between states are called "phase transitions" or "changes of state"

Classification of matter

Pure substances Characteristics composition always the same from sample to sample melt/boil at a characteristic temperature

note: some compounds decompose before melting or boiling.

Two types of elements not chemically decomposable into other elements properties do not vary

molecular view of an element compounds elements combined chemically in law of definite proportions properties do not vary

molecular view of a compound

Elements are made of atoms that all have the same atomic number

obtaining elements from compounds involves chemical change electrolysis decomposes some compounds into elements

some elements displace others from compounds.

Roldan Mercado on November 19, 2015:

BSBA 1-1 Mercado, Mark Roldan L. Matter is anything that take up space and has mass. According to modern physics, matter consists of various types of particles, each with mass and size. Matter stores energy. Atoms and molecules represent stored energy.

Suppose you had to build yourself a world exactly like the one we live in. Where would you start? You'd need people... cars... houses... animals... trees... and billions of other things. But if you had a few dozen different types of atom, you could build all these things and more: you'd just join the atoms together in different ways. Atoms are the tiny building blocks from which everything around us is constructed. It's amazing to think you can make anything out of atoms, from a snake to an ocean liner—but it's absolutely true! Let's take a closer look.

Erissa Feliciano from Angat, Bulacan on November 17, 2015:

Erissa Joy P. Feliciano

(BSA 1-4)

Matter is anything that has mass and has weight. It comes in different sizes, shapes, and forms. It has different characteristics and properties. The smallest particle that makes up matter is the atom. Everthing we see is matter. Matter is the stuff that can touch and feel, taste, and smell in our daily contact with our surroundings. Matter can describes as anything that occupies space and has mass. The nature of matter give us an idea of the structure and composition of the physical world and these ideas hold the solutions to many of our puzzling problems about the physical world.

Genierose de Ocera from San Miguel, Bulacan on November 17, 2015:

Genierose de Ocera

BSA I-4

Anything that occupies space and has mass, weight and volume is known as Matter. Does it

matter if you, yourself is considered a matter? Yes of course. We belong to the matter

environment. Matter is the term for everything and anything under the sun. Every living thing

is composed of matter. Considering our teeth, muscles, nail, skin, hair even the air we inhale,

the water we drink, the clothes we wear, they all belong to the family of matter. Matter is

composed of chemicals that organisms use for communication, defense, aggression,

reproduction and other activities. Matter is composed of one or more elements, which cannot

be broken down into simpler forms by ordinary means. Solid, liquid and gas are the three

known states of matter and recent addition have been made to the said phases, which can

be identified as plasma and bose einstein condensate. They are all around us. Matter is

indeed everywhere and anywhere. Such knowledge about matter, really matters. All relevant

information about it can enable us to be aware of everything that we encounter in our daily

lives. Considering the energy we can get from the food we eat, the knowledge about the

extent to which we're required to heat a certain liquid to reach its boiling point, and

determining if lye is an acid, base or salt. All of our experiences mentioned is just a piece of

cake if only we will take time to realize, give importance and fully understand the wonders of

the so called MATTER.

Pamela SanGabriel on November 17, 2015:

Pamela Mae T. San Gabriel

BSA 1-4

As we all know, matter is anything that occupies space. In everything we do or use in our daily lives, matter is involve. It is already a part of our lives that makes everything around us. In our field, we will encounter and deal with people. So we must study matter because it is relevant in instilling practical and useful understanding of science.

Angelica Salinas on November 17, 2015:

Angelica G. Salinas

BSBA 1-1

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Matter is all around us. Matter is the air you are breathing. Matter is the computer you are reading from now. Matter is the stuff you touch and see. And it is more. Matter is defined as anything that has mass and takes up space. Matter is found in 3 major states; solid, liquid and gas. All matter is made of atoms. Atoms are the smallest particle of matter. They are so small that you cannot see them with your eyes or even with a standard microscope. A standard sheet of paper is about a million atoms thick. Science has come up with a technology to identify atoms called a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) which uses electricity to map atoms. There is more about atoms later, but first let's learn about the three states of matter.

Alyssa Delara on November 17, 2015:

Alyssa Nicole M. De Lara BSBA 1-1 Anything you see and can feel is made of atoms. All atoms are too small to be seen with the naked eye or even a microscope, although there are some new types of microscopes that are now able to see larger atoms such as gold.

All matter is the same because all matter is made up of atoms. Matter is also different because objects can be made up of different kinds of atoms. Gold is made of one kind of atom-gold atoms. Salt is made up of two different kinds of atoms-sodium atoms and chloride atoms. This concept of matter may be generalized from atoms to include any objects having mass even when at rest, but this is ill-defined because an object's mass can arise from its (possibly massless) constituents' motion and interaction energies. Thus, matter does not have a universal definition, nor is it a fundamental concept in physics today. Matter is also used loosely as a general term for the substance that makes up all observable physical objects.

Shaira Rehj Rivera on November 16, 2015:

Rivera, Shaira Rehj R.

BSA 1-4

There are many reasons to study matter, even if you aren't pursuing a career in science. Studying matter is important because it helps us understand the things around us. It helps us make things less complicated. Matter is anything, such as a solid, liquid or gas, that has weight (mass) and occupies space. For anything to occupy space, it must have volume. Thinking about it, everything on earth has weight and takes up space, and that means everything on earth is matter.

Clarice Torzar on November 15, 2015:

Clarice Mae Anne Torzar BSA 1-3

As an accountant working in a manufacturing company, the process of creating the certain product is very important. Knowing the classification, properties, and changes of matter will give us an inner view of the product that we're planning to do. We can improve these materials if we knew how things changes from one form to another.

Guia Angeli Mananghaya on November 15, 2015:

BSBA 1-1

Matter is anything we see around us. It has mass and it occupies space. It is important for us to learn about matter, its classifications, states, properties etc. because as a future businessmen and women, we need to know how to properly use our resources in order for us not to experience, scarcity or the limited production of products that causes lack or insuffieciency of a person's needs or wants. We should take care and give restrictions to those people who abuses our natural resources to provide more quality and enough products.

Ronnel M. Felipe BSBA 1-1 on November 15, 2015:

Matter is anything that occupies space, it is classified as solid , liquid and gas. It is very important on humans because we are all living on Planet earth where in it is consist and made up of solid, liquid and gas.

It is important, especially for us, and for me as one of those future business builder, we can get more raw materials out of it. We can use anything and everything under the sun, the only contribution that we are responsible to do with is to take care and limit the usage of it , because they are not renewable and they are all limited.

Shayne dela Cruz on November 15, 2015:

Matter are the things that occupies space and it is all around us. We can define it easily but as a part of being a student who is studying accounting it is essential to as to study this because everything we encounter in our daily life is matter even it is living or non-living we need to treat each of this equally and give importance to all of it because without those things we are nothing and we cannot do anything.

Joyce Parulan on November 14, 2015:

Joyce Kristine Parulan BSA 1-4

Matter is relevant in studying accounting because it makes up everything around us so if we can't see or touch something we wouldn't be able to analyze the problems in accounting. Matter is a substance which all material is made even humans so if there is no matter there is nothing in this world.

Glorielle Maris Sison Esquivel from Baliwag, Bulacan on November 14, 2015:

Glorielle Maris Esquivel

BSA 1-2

*Importance of Matter

Matter is very important. Everything around us is matter. Everything we see, touch and feel is matter, even us. Matter is everywhere. Matter is life. We use matter in our everyday lives. It's a part of our lives. Example the food that we eat, our clothes, money, cellphone and stuffs we use everyday.

*What is Matter?

Matter is a substance that has inertia and occupies physical space. According to modern physics, matter consists of various types of particles, each with mass and size.

The most familiar examples of material particles are the electron, the proton and the neutron.

Matter can exist in several states, also called phases. The three most common states are known as solid, liquid and gas.

Allia Kate Maximo on November 14, 2015:

Allia Kate Maximo BSBA 1-1

Matter is all around us. Matter is the air you are breathing. Matter is the computer you are reading from now. Matter is the stuff you touch and see. And it is more. Matter is defined as anything that has mass and takes up space. Matter is found in 3 major states; solid, liquid and gas.

So what is matter made of? All matter is made of atoms. Atoms are the smallest particle of matter. They are so small that you cannot see them with your eyes or even with a standard microscope. A standard sheet of paper is about a million atoms thick. Science has come up with a technology to identify atoms called a scanning tunneling microscope which uses electricity to map atoms.

Maryrose Cruz on November 14, 2015:

MARYROSE D CRUZ BSBA 1-1

Matter is what makes up everything in our world. our kitchen table and the milk you drink are matter. The steam your breath makes on a cold morning is matter, too. we may have noticed something about matter. It is not always the same! In fact, there are three main states of matter. These are solids, liquids, and gases.

we may know more about the states of matter than we think we do. When we help bake cookies or put water on the stove to boil, we are causing matter to change states.

Larry Rankin from Oklahoma on June 23, 2015:

Fascinating look into the nature of matter.

Leah Mae Perez on March 22, 2015:

Matter is really helpful to Hospitality Management students like me. Because Matter is everywhere we encounter it most of the time sometimes its solid, liquid or gas so we need to be more responsible or careful in taking care a particular furniture or fixtures in the hotel, restaurants or other hospitality industry related.

Monic dela Cruz Sarmiento from San Miguel, Bulacan on March 17, 2015:

31Sarmiento, MDC BUHM (second account)

Matter really fits in our industry and in our lives as well. Whatever we encounter is matter. Our industry itself is matter. Whatever our job is, there is matter. We encounter different things that is solid, liquid and gas such as food, cleaning materials and the like. So whatever we do, matter exists. Without matter, we will never know the true essence of Hospitality Management.

Paulo Tomas on March 10, 2015:

TOMAS J P BUHM

Matter we are all matter anything that occupy space, all thing around is matter, all we can touch or see is matter, in field of hospitality management matter is always exist we should know that all matter is important to our lives.

Jole Ymenel Tila from Pulilan, Bulacan on March 09, 2015:

Tila Jole Ymenel F. BUHM

Matter is anything that lives on earth that has space and volume. As an HM student, everything that we are going to use is made up of matter.

jairafulgencio on March 05, 2015:

FULGENCIO JM BUTM 2014

matter included ordinary matter composed of atoms and excluded other energy phenomena such as light or sound. This concept of matter may be generalized from atoms to include any objects having mass even when at rest

28Quizon,CA on March 05, 2015:

Matter is important because matter is the substance of everything. Everything we see, touch, taste, feel is matter, and because of that we can easily determined if one substance is a perfect combination for another substance that can make a guest feel satisfied to our service

Zyrine Mae Taruc on March 05, 2015:

Taruc, ZD, BUTM 2014

Outside of the physical sciences, there can be many other things that aren't matter or energy. Just for example, emotions can be experienced or ideas can be had.

MARCELO JME BUTM2015 on March 05, 2015:

In any organism, matter is constantly being used to both build and sustain the organism. Cell parts are continuously being replaced. In the thousands of chemical processes that go on inside a cell, atoms and molecules are both input and output. On a molecular level, almost all the matter that composes an organism at some point becomes part of the waste products that are expelled into the external environment. This matter must continuously be replaced.