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Changes…Changes…Changes…Is it Physical or Chemical?

Easy way to classify if a change is physical or chemical change.

Are you curious if the changes that occur around you is physical or chemical? What’s the difference between physical and chemical change? It all lies in whether a new substance was formed during the change (refer to the flowchart above).¬† If a new substance¬†is formed, then the change is chemical. Otherwise, the change is physical. Here’s a more thorough list defining both changes:

Definitions of physical change and chemical change

I walked through examples from my morning routine and classified them as physical and chemical changes in this video:


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