Physical & Chemical

Changes and Properties By: Victoria H.

Physical Properties

Definition: A physical property is a characteristic of a substance that can be observed without changing the substance into something else.


Examples: Some examples of a physical property are hardness, color, odor, luster, density, solubility, or taste.

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Chemical Properties

Definition: A chemical property is a characteristic observed when a substance interacts with another substance.


Examples: Ability to rust, ability to burn , or the ability to tarnish.

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Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical Changes

Definition: A physical change is a change that alters the form or appearance of a substance but does not make the material into another substance.



Examples: A few examples of a physical change could be chopping wood, molding clay,

or changing from one state of matter into another.

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Chemical Changes

Definition: A change in matter that produces a new substance.


Examples: Some examples of a chemical change are rust, burning, changing substances, or

compounds being broken down.


Five Indicators: Five indicators for a chemical change are the production of gas, changes in temperature, production of a precipitate ( solid ), a color change, or an odor change.

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Chemical and Physical Changes