State of Matter Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of State of Matter

Here you can see the solid, liquid, and gas states of matter.
Here you can see the solid, liquid, and gas states of matter. Science Photo Library Ltd, Getty Images

State of Matter Definition

A state of matter is defined as one of the ways in which matter can interact with itself to form a homogeneous phase.

Examples: solid, liquids, gases, plasma

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