A characteristic property refers to a property pertaining to a substance or element that is used to identify or classify it. These properties can be either chemical or physical properties. Some physical properties of an ... More »

Melting point, boiling point and thermal conductivity are examples of characteristic properties. Characteristic properties of matter are inherent properties that are unique and identifying under specific conditions. More »

Acids share several common characteristics and properties, including sour taste and corrosion to all metals. These characteristics distinguish acids from bases, which culminate the second broad class of chemical substanc... More »

A Venturi pump uses the kinetic energy in a fast-moving fluid to move another liquid or semi-liquid substance. These pumps are abundant in sewage treatment plants because they reliably move large volumes of thick, hetero... More »

The definition of compression force is the force generated from compressing an object or substance. Compression force is used to power everything from compression brakes to hand tools. More »

Temperature is directly proportional to the average kinetic energy of the molecules in a substance. If the degree of motion of the molecules inside an object doubles, the temperature will also double. More »

The bending moment is the point at which an element, such as a beam, is acted upon by external forces on one side and bends. The bending moment and shearing force of a beam are important factors to consider in the constr... More »