Chemical and Physical Properties

By: Morgan Cure

Chemical Properties:

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.

Physical Properties:

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.