law of conservation of matter


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Noun1.law of conservation of matter - a fundamental principle of classical physics that matter cannot be created or destroyed in an isolated system
conservation - (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations
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Matter has mass, is bounded in local space, and is conserved (what might be called the "law of conservation of matter").
(This would violate the 1st Law of Conservation of Matter and Energy)
The law of continuity, or the continuity equation, to which it is sometimes referred, is founded on the law of conservation of matter. The law of conservation of matter states that the mass of substances in a closed system will remain constant, regardless of what processes are acting inside the system.

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