Physical and Chemical Changes

By Delycia Rich

Physical Properties

Any characteristics of a material that can be observed or measured without changing the identity of the material.


Examples: Color& Shape, Length & Mass, Volume & Density.

Physical Change

The physical property of a substance change, but the identity of the substance does not change.


Examples: changing from one state of matter to the next, melting 0 degrees celsius,and boiling point 100 degrees celsius, slicing bread,melting ice, mowing the lawn.

Chemical Properties

Any characteristic that gives a substance the ability to undergo a change that results in a new substance.


Examples: Flammability, Reacts with oxygen, Reacts with light, Reacts with water.

Chemical Change

A change in the identity of a substance due to the chemical properties of that substance.


Examples: Flammability, Reacts with Oxygen, Heat and Light, Electricity.