Chemical and Physical Properties
By: Morgan Cure
What is a Chemical Property?
A chemical property is a property or behavior of a substance when it undergoes a chemical change or a reaction. Examples of this include heat of combustion, reactivity with water, PH, and electromotive force.
What is a Chemical Change?
A chemical change is a process where one or more substances are altered into one or more new and different substances. Examples include the explosion of fireworks, burning a log, cooking rice, and the tarnishing of silver.
What is a Physical Property?
A physical property is any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactions. Some examples include color, smell, density, and melting and or boiling points.
What is a Physical Change?
A physical change is a usually reversible change in the physical properties of a substance. Some examples include crumpling paper, melting an ice cube, casting silver in a mold, and breaking a glass cup.
What is the Law of Conservation of Mass?
What is it?
The Law of Conservation of Mass, also known as the Principal of Mass/Matter Conservation, states that the mass of an isolated object will remain the same overtime.