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All kind of matter is made up of extremely small particles called _______.


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Matter: Anything that has mass and occupies space is called matter.

  • Matter is made up of very tiny particles called atoms.
  • Characteristics of particles of matter:
  1. The particles of matter are very very small.
  2. The particles of matter have spaces between them.
  3. The particles of matter are constantly moving.
  4. The particles of matter attract each other.

Matter is classified on the basis of its physical properties and on the basis of its chemical properties.

  • On the basis of its physical properties, matter can be classified as
  1. Solids
  2. Liquids
  3. Gases
  • On the basis of its chemical properties, matter can be classified as
  1. Elements
  2. Compounds
  3. Mixtures

Hence, the correct answer is atoms.


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