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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

10th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

Which part of the description of a compound or element refers to its physical properties and which to its chemical properties?

  1. (a) The colorless liquid ethanol bums in air.
  2. (b) The shiny metal aluminum reacts readily with orange-red bromine

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

In the given statement the physical and chemical property has to be parted.

Concept introduction:

Physical property:

A property in which the substance retains in form or state without altering in composition.  It is temporary and easily reversible.

Chemical property:

A property in which the substance loses its identity and produces one or more new substances by change in its composition.  It is permanent and not easily reversible.

Explanation

In the given statement, the ‘colorless liquid’ indicates the physical property of the ethanol whe...

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

In the given statement the physical and chemical property has to be parted.

Concept introduction:

Physical property:

A property in which the substance retains in form or state without altering in composition.  It is temporary and easily reversible.

Chemical property:

A property in which the substance loses its identity and produces one or more new substances by change in its composition.  It is permanent and not easily reversible.

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