Properties of Matter Introduction
In A Nutshell
Simply put, chemistry is the science of stuff. By stuff, we mean anything that takes up some amount of space. In a nutshell (or perhaps a legume shell), chemistry is a branch of science that revolves around one simple little word: matter.
What's a matter? Nothing. What's a matter with you?
Matter is anything that has mass and occupies space. It's the stuff that's all around us. Your pet frog is matter. Your pet frog's food is matter. Your pet frog's favorite swimming pond is matter. His magical crown is also matter, by the way.
Chemistry is the study of the composition and properties of matter and the changes it undergoes. In this guide, we'll examine the different states of matter and what happens when matter moves from one state to another.