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PAGE No. 3

Q.1. Which of the following is matter?
Chair, air, love, smell, hate, almonds, thought, cold, cold drink, smell of perfume.
Ans. Matter is anything that occupies space has mass and can be perceived by our senses.
In the above question, Chair, air, almonds and cold-drink are matter.

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Fig: Matter


Q.2. Give reasons for the following observation:
The smell of hot sizzling food reaches you several meters away, but to get the smell from cold food you have to go close.
Ans. It is because at a higher temperature, the kinetic energy of the molecules is high and hence, rate of diffusion is higher, while at lower temperature, rate of diffusion is low, hence one has to go close to get the smell of cold food.

Q.3. A diver is able to cut through water in a swimming pool. Which property of matter does this observation show?
Ans.
The particles of every matter has a force of attraction between them. This force keeps the particles together in a matter. In the case of water, the force of attraction between particles is less in comparison to solids. Thus, water molecules flow easily giving way to a diver.

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Fig: Intermolecular spaces in liquids


Q.4. What are the characteristics of particles of matter?
Ans. The characteristics of particles of matter are:
(i) Presence of intermolecular spaces between particles
(ii) Particles are in constant motion
(iii) They attract each other

PAGE No. 6

Q.1. The mass per unit volume of a substance is called density (density = mass/volume). Arrange the following in order of increasing density - air, exhaust from the chimney, honey, water, chalk, cotton, and iron.
Ans. 
The order of increasing density is:
Air < Exhaust from chimneys < Cotton < Water < Honey < Chalk < Iron

Q.2. 
(a) Tabulate the differences in the characteristics of states of matter.
(b) Comment upon the following: rigidity, compressibility, fluidity, filling a gas container, shape, kinetic energy, and density.
Ans.

(a)
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(b) 
(i) Rigidity: It is the property of a substance to continue to remain in its shape when treated with an external force.
(ii) Compressibility: The property due to which the volume of a substance decreases when an external force is applied.
(iii) Fluidity: It is the property of liquids and gases by which they have a tendency to flow.
(iv) Filling a gas container: Gases do not have definite shape and volume. Gases take the shape of a container in which they are filled.
(v) Shape: It is the definite structure of an object within an external boundary. Only solids have definite shape.
(vi) Kinetic energy: Motion allows particles to possess energy which is referred to as kinetic energy. The increasing order of kinetic energy possessed by various states of matter are:
Solids < Liquids < Gases
Mathematically, it can be expressed as K.E = 1/2mv2, where ‘m’ is the mass and ‘v’ is the velocity of the particle.
(vii) Density: It is the property of a matter. It is defined as the mass per unit volume.
Density = Mass/Volume

Q.3. Give reasons for the following observations:
(a) A gas completely fills the vessel in which it is kept.
(b) A gas exerts pressure on the walls of the container.
(c) A wooden table should be called a solid.
(d) We can easily move our hands in air but to do the same through a solid block of wood, we need a karate expert.
Ans. 

(a) The molecules of a gas possess high kinetic energy and have very weak intermolecular force of attraction. The molecules move in all directions. As a result, the vessel is completely filled with gas.
(b) The molecules of a gas possess high kinetic energy and random motion. The molecules keep hitting the walls of the container. As a result, the pressure is exerted by the gas.
(c) A solid possesses certain properties like rigidity, definite shape, fixed volume, distinct boundary and incompressibility. A wooden table should be called a solid because it possesses all the above mentioned properties of solids.
(d) Solids have very strong intermolecular force of attraction among their particles while intermolecular force of attraction is very poor in case of gases. Due to this reason, we are easily able to move our hands in air but cannot do the same through a solid block of wood.

Q.4. Liquids generally have lower density as compared to solids. But you must have observed that ice floats on water. Find out why.
Ans. Density is mass per unit volume. As the volume of a substance increases, its density decreases. Ice has large number of empty spaces in its structure. These empty spaces are large as compared to the spaces present between the particles of water. For this reason, the volume of ice is greater than that of water. Higher the volume, lesser will be the density. Hence, the density of ice is less than that of water.

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Fig: Ice


PAGE No. 9

Q.1. Convert the following temperature to Celsius scale:
(a) 300 K 
(b) 573 K
Ans. 
(a) 300 K = (300 - 273)°C = 27°C
(b) 573 K = (573 - 273)°C = 300°C

Q.2. What is the physical state of water at:
(a) 250°C
(b) 100°C?
Ans. 

(a) At 250°C, the physical state of water is gas as the temperature is beyond its boiling point.
(b) At 100°C, It is at the transition state as the water is at its boiling point. Hence it would be present in both liquid and gaseous state.

Q.3. For any substance, why does the temperature remain constant during the change of state?
Ans. 
The temperature remains constant during the change of state because the heat supplied to the substance is used up in overcoming the intermolecular forces of attraction between the particles.

Q.4. Suggest a method to liquefy atmospheric gases.
Ans. 
Atmospheric gases can be liquefied at low temperature and high pressure.

PAGE No. 10

Q.1. Why does a desert cooler cool better on a hot dry day?
Ans. It is because the temperature is high and it is less humid on a hot dry day which enables better evaporation. High levels of this evaporation provide better cooling effects.

Q.2. How does water kept in an earthen pot (matka) become cool during summers?
Ans.
An earthen pot consists of many tiny pores through which liquid inside the pot evaporates. This makes the water inside the pot cool. In this way, water kept in an earthen pot becomes cool during summers.

Q.3. Why does our palm feel cold when we put some acetone or petrol or perfume on it?
Ans. 
Acetone, petrol and perfume are highly volatile compounds. When we place them on our palm, they evaporate at a high rate and absorb heat from our palm; as a result, our palm feels col

NCERT Solutions - Matter In Our Surroundings Class 9 Notes | EduRevFig: Perfume


Q.4. Why are we able to sip hot tea or milk faster from a saucer than a cup?
Ans. A saucer has a larger surface area than a cup which promotes quicker evaporation hence the tea or milk in a saucer cools down faster.

Q.5. What type of clothes should we wear in summers?
Ans. 
We should wear pure cotton clothes and preferably of white colour, because cotton fibres absorb perspiration which causes the cooling effect. Secondly, white colour clothes are poor absorbers of heat.

PAGE No. 12

Exercises 
(For Conversion Process we must know,
Kelvin is an SI unit of temperature, where 0°C = 273 K approx.)

Q.1. Convert the following temperatures to Celsius scale.
(a) 300 K
(b) 573 K
Ans.
(a) 300 K = (300 - 273) °C
= 27 °C
(b) 573 K = (573 - 273) °C
= 300 °C

Q.2. Convert the following temperatures to Kelvin scale.
(a) 25°C
(b) 373°C
Ans.

(a) 25 °C = (25 273) K
= 298 K
(b) 373 °C = (373 273) K
= 646 K

Q.3. Give reason for the following observations.
(a) Naphthalene balls disappear with time without leaving any solid.
(b) We can get the smell of perfume sitting several metres away.
Ans. 

(a) At room temperature, naphthalene balls undergo sublimation wherein they directly get converted from a solid to a gaseous state without having to undergo the intermediate state, i.e., the liquid state.

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Fig: Naphthalene balls

(b) It is because perfumes contain volatile organic solvent which can easily diffuse through air and hence, carry the fragrance to people sitting several metres away.

Q.4. Arrange the following substances in increasing order of forces of attraction between particles-- water, sugar, oxygen.
Ans. 
Oxygen (gas) < water (liquid) < sugar (solid)

Q.5. What is the physical state of water at:
(a) 25°C, (b) 0°C, (c) 100°C?
Ans.
The physical state of water at:
(a) At 25°C, the water will be in liquid form (normal room temperature)
(b) At 0°C, the water is at its freezing point, hence both solid and liquid phases are observed.
(c) At 100°C, the water is at its boiling point, hence both liquid and gaseous state of water (water vapour) are observed.

Q.6. Give two reasons to justify.
(a) water at room temperature is a liquid.
(b) an iron almirah is a solid at room temperature.
Ans.
(a)
Water at room temperature is a liquid because:
(i) It has fluidity  
(ii) It has no shape but has a fixed volume that is, it occupies the shape of the container in which it is kept.

NCERT Solutions - Matter In Our Surroundings Class 9 Notes | EduRevFig: Water

(b) An iron almirah is a solid at room temperature because:
(i) It has a definite shape and volume like a solid
(ii) It is rigid as solid

Q.7. Why is ice at 273 K more effective in cooling than water at the same temperature?
Ans. 
The ice at 273 K is more effective in cooling than water because particles in ice at 273 K firstly convert into liquid by absorbing latent heat of fusion whereas no phase change takes place in case of liquid. So, due to more absorption of energy, more cooling occurs.

Q.8. What produces more severe burns, boiling water or steam?
Ans.
Steam produces severe burns because steam has more kinetic energy than water as it possesses the additional energy of latent heat of vaporization.

Q.9. Name A, B, C, D, E and F in the following diagram showing change in its state.

NCERT Solutions - Matter In Our Surroundings Class 9 Notes | EduRevAns.
(A) Melting (fusion)
(B) Vapourisation
(C) Condensation
(D) Freezing (solidification)
(E) Sublimation
(F) Solidification of vapours (sublimation)

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