GRE Subject Test: Chemistry : Properties of Solids

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for GRE Subject Test: Chemistry

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Phases Of Matter

Which of the following describes a transition from gas to solid?

Possible Answers:

Crystallization

Fusion

Deposition

Vaporization

Sublimation

Correct answer:

Deposition

Explanation:

There are six possible phase changes between the three phases of matter. Deposition describes the change from gas to solid, while sublimation describes the transition from solid to gas. Freezing (crystallization) is the transition from liquid to solid, while fusion (melting) is the transition from solid to liquid. Condensation is the transition from gas to liquid, while vaporization (boiling) is the transition from liquid to gas.

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