What are the Three Types of Matter

You have likely heard about the three states of matter, solids, gases and liquids. However did you know you can find actually six types of matter? In laboratories, scientists can produce Bose-Einstein condensates, plasmas and fermionic condensates, based on NASA. But, for our discussion, we'll concentrate on the first three because those are the states of matter you're likely to interact with.
Gases, such as air, steam and helium, are free-flowing. You can effortlessly put your hand via them. Gases shift to fit their container and can even fill it. Their molecules are spaced far apart and wiggle and jiggle.



  

Liquids, such as water, oil and soda, change to fit inside the container they're in. If you look at them in a microscope, you'll notice that they have particles that are close together, however have no rhyme or reason. The molecules move around.

Solids, such as your desk, your backpack and your pants, are firm and stable. Their molecules are arranged together in organized patterns. The molecules might shake slightly, however they don't move around.

Examples of Solid Liquid and Gas

Naming examples of solids, liquids and gases is a very common homework project because it makes you consider phase changes and the states of matter.

Examples of Solids

Solids are a type of matter that has a definite shape and volume.

wood

gold

steel

sand

rock

brick

brass

copper

aluminum foil

apple

butter

ice

Examples of Liquids

Liquids are a type of matter that has a definite volume however no defined shape.

milk

water

urine

blood

mercury (an element)

gasoline

wine

bromine (an element)

honey

rubbing alcohol

coffee

Examples of Gases

A gas is a type of matter that does not possess a defined shape or volume.

helium

air

freon

nitrogen

water vapor

carbon dioxide

natural gas

hydrogen

oxygen

propane

hydrogen sulfide

ozone