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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) Calcium carbonate is a white solid with a density of 2.71 g/cm3. It reacts readily with an acid to produce gaseous carbon dioxide.
  2. (b) Gray, powdered zinc metal reacts with purple iodine to give a white compound

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

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

Concept introduction:

Physical change:

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

Chemical change:

A change 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 ‘White solid, density’ indicates the physical property of the Calcium carbonate whereas &...

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

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

Concept introduction:

Physical change:

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

Chemical change:

A change 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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