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List of phases of matter

This is a list of the different phases of matter including the more exotic ones.

Generally phases of matter are distinguished by the pressure and temperature, transforming into other phases as conditions change to favor existence of the other form, an example is melting and its complement freezing.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "List of phases of matter", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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