Give an example of a physical change.

The boiling of water is an example of physical change, as there is no change in the chemical composition of water.

Explanation

Any change to the physical properties of a substance is called a physical change. Physical properties include size, shape, colour and state (solid/liquid/gas) of a substance.

Properties

Listed below are properties of physical change

  • Physical change is a temporary change.
  • Only Physical properties are affected
  • Its composition remains the same despite its molecules being rearranged.

Examples

Listed below are few examples of physical changes

  • Boiling of water
  • Melting of wax
  • Freezing of water
  • Sublimation of dry ice
  • Crushing of paper

 

 

 

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