Physical & Chemical

By Jennifer S. (2nd Period)

Physical Property

Physical property is a characteristic that can be observed without changing the substance into something else.

A non example that is often confused with physical property would be a physical change, such as molding clay.

Here are some picture examples of physical property:

Chemical Property

A chemical property is a characteristic that is observed when a substance interacts with another substance. Like physical properties, chemical properties are used to classify substances.

A non example of chemical property would be the density of something.

Here are some picture examples of chemical property:

The PROPERTIES Song - Mr. Edmonds Rock with the tune from "Oblah-Di Oblah-Da"

Physical Change

Physical change is when a substance's form changes but is not transformed into another substance.

A non example would be burning wood.

Here are some picture examples of physical change:

Chemical Change

A chemical change is when a substance has a reaction with another substance, creating a new substance.

A non example of chemical change is painting a car.

The four indicators of chemical change are change in color, change in temperature, release of a solid, and release of a gas.

Here are some examples of chemical change:

Chemical and Physical Changes