Physical properties can be observed or measured without
changing the composition of matter. Physical properties are used
to observe and describe matter.
Physical properties include: appearance, texture, color,
odor, melting point, boiling point, density,
solubility, polarity, and many others.
The three states of matter are: solid, liquid, and gas. The
melting point and boiling point are related to changes of the
state of matter. All matter may exist in any of three physical
states of matter.
In the graphic on the left the solid and liquid forms of water
- ice are shown.