Physical and chemical smore

Physical property

A characteristic of a substance that can be observed with out changing the substance into something else


Like color, shape, volume, and density

Chemical property

A characteristic that is observed when a substance interacts with another substance




  • reactivity with other chemicals
  • toxicity
  • coordination number
  • flammability
  • enthalpy of formation
  • heat of combustion
  • oxidation states
  • chemical stability
  • types of chemical bonds that will form

Physical change

A change that alters the form or appearance of a substance but does not make the material into another substance


Melting a ice cube, boiling water,mixing sand and water, dissolving sugar and water, and breaking a glass

Chemical change

A change in matter that produces new substances


Metal rusting, baking a cake, cooking a egg, and milk souring