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What is the difference between a physical change and a chemical change?

Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 15Q

Problem 15Q

What is the difference between a physical change and a chemical change?

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The difference between a physical change and a chemical change are given below.

Physical change

Chemical change

It changes its state or appearance only during reaction.

Their identity remain same during physical change.

The property as well as chemical composition although remain same.

For example: H2O(l)---> H2O(g)

During chemical change, substance alter its chemical composition,rearrangement of atoms which form another substance.

It changes its property when chemical change takes place.

For example: Rusting of Iron.

Fe (s) + O2(g)----> Fe2O3(s)

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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