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Is air matter?

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Air is composed of matter. Air is gas, so it is composed of molecules that are spread far apart from each other.

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The definition of matter is something that takes up space (has volume) and has mass (weight). Matter is generally a solid, liquid or a gas, though scientists have determined that plasma and Bose-Einstein condensates are also states of matter. Air is a gas, and it both takes up space and has mass. Air is composed of oxygen, nitrogen and argon, as well as a few other smaller elements. Oxygen makes up the biggest percentage of air at 78 percent, while nitrogen makes up about 21 percent and argon only makes up about 1 percent.

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