Difference Between Physical And Chemical Properties

What is the difference between a chemical property and a physical property

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Substances have properties and characteristics by which we can identify and thus classify them. Two of the broad classifications of these would include the chemical and physical properties of a particular substance.

Physical properties can be observed or measured...

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parama9000 | Student

Chemical property is associated with chemical change- which means the change happens only with a chemical reaction.

Physical property is associated with physical change- which menas that the change is very evident with the five senses.

maria-vivanco | Student

Physical properties include properties that you can observe with your senses: such as a shape, color, size, mass, temperature.

Chemical properties are properties associated with a chemical change. Chemical properties such as re activity, heat of combustion, re activity to water, PH, malleability;  they determine the reaction that will occur during the chemical reaction. 

Yojana_Thapa | Student

Physical property is a property which describes a substance. For example: shape, height, color, melting point

Chemical property is a property which is associated with a chemical change. For example: reactivity, combustivity, burning

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xelina | Student

chemical property is any of a material's properties that becomes evident during a chemical reaction; that is, any quality that can be established only by changing a substance's chemical identity.Simply, chemical properties cannot be determined just by viewing or touching the substance.

physical property is any propery that is measurable whose value describes a state of a physical system. Physical properties are often referred to as observables.Physical properties are often characterized as intensive and extensive properties. 

alejandrogalarce | Student
A chemical property and a physical property are related to chemical and physical changes of matter.
A physical propertyis an aspect of matter that can be observed or measured without changing it. Examples of physical properties include color, molecular weight and volume.

A chemical property may only be observed by changing the chemical identity of a substance. This property measures the potential for undergoing a chemical change. Examples of chemical properties include reactivity, flammability and oxidation states.