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.


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.


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.


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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