Difference Between Physical and Chemical Properties

28/09/2022 - Actualizado: 29/03/2023

Physical properties:

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  1. Physical properties:
  2. Chemical Properties:

Physical properties can be perceived and measured without any change in the composition of the substance. Physical properties are used to observe and describe the substance.

Chemical Properties:

Chemical properties are only observed in a chemical reaction and therefore matter changes the chemical composition.

Here are some points of difference between physical properties and chemical properties.

Physical propertiesChemical properties
No chemical reaction is necessary to demonstrate the propertyThe chemical reaction is necessary to demonstrate the property
Physical properties are measured without changing the chemical structure of the substanceChemical properties can be measured by changing the chemical composition of matter.
There is no direct association with the chemical bond of a materialThis is directly associated with the chemical bonding of a material
The chemical identity remains the sameChanges in chemical identity
Without changing a subject's identity, you can measureCan be measured by changing the identity of a substance
You can change physical condition but not moleculesIt involves changes in molecules
Which depends or not on the amount of matterIt depends on the amount of substance.
Here are some examples of physical properties:

Molecular weight, color, texture, shape, hardness, malleability, smell, appearance, solubility, melting point, freezing point, boiling point, density, mass, viscosity, temperature, etc.


Here are some examples of chemical properties:

Toxicity, Reactivity, Viscosity, Chemical stability, Flammability, Half-life, Compressibility, Oxidation states, Heat of combustion, Type of chemical bonds, Radioactivity (of one atom, radiation emission), etc.

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