Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0134112830
ISBN 13: 978-0-13411-283-1

Chapter 1 - Exercises: 16

Answer

A physical property is one that a substance displays without changing its composition. A chemical property is one that a substance displays only by changing its composition via a chemical change.

Work Step by Step

An example of a physical property is the smell of gasoline. Gasoline doesn't change its composition when it exhibits its odor. An example of a chemical property is the flammability of gasoline. Gasoline changes its composition when it burns and essentially turns into carbon dioxide and water.
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