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Chapter 1, Problem 1.7E
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Classify each of the following as a physical or chemical change, and give at least one observation, fact, or reason to support your answer.

a. A plum ripens.

b. Water boils.

c. A glass window breaks.

d. Food is digested.

Interpretation Introduction

(a)

Interpretation:

The given statement is to be classified as a physical or a chemical change with at least one observation or a fact.

Concept introduction:

The change in a state of a substance is referred to as a physical change. The physical changes do not involve the changes in the chemical structures of the substances. These changes are reversible. Chemical changes involve the changes in the chemical structure of the substances. These changes are usually irreversible.

Explanation of Solution

A change that does not involve the breakdown or the formation of a new bond is known as a physical change, whereas a change that involves the breakdown of bonds in one substance, which further lead to the formation of a new substance, is known as a chemical change...

Interpretation Introduction

(b)

Interpretation:

The given statement is to be classified as a physical or a chemical change with at least one observation or a fact.

Concept introduction:

The change in a state of a substance is referred to as a physical change. The physical changes do not involve the changes in the chemical structures of the substances. These changes are reversible. Chemical changes involve the changes in the chemical structure of the substances. These changes are usually irreversible.

Interpretation Introduction

(c)

Interpretation:

The given statement is to be classified as a physical or a chemical change with at least one observation or a fact.

Concept introduction:

The change in a state of a substance is referred to as a physical change. The physical changes do not involve the changes in the chemical structures of the substances. These changes are reversible. Chemical changes involve the changes in the chemical structure of the substances. These changes are usually irreversible.

Interpretation Introduction

(d)

Interpretation:

The given statement is to be classified as a physical or a chemical change with at least one observation or a fact.

Concept introduction:

The change in a state of a substance is referred to as a physical change. The physical changes do not involve the changes in the chemical structures of the substances. These changes are reversible. Chemical changes involve the changes in the chemical structure of the substances. These changes are usually irreversible.

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