Problem: Which of the following is NOT a physical change?A. grating cheeseB. melting cheeseC. fermenting of cheeseD. mixing two cheeses in a bowl

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We’re being asked which of the following conditions is a NOT a physical change

Let’s first define a physical change and a chemical change.

Physical change → there is a change in a matter as it goes from one physical state to another.

Chemical change → atoms rearrange themselves to create a new substance


Now, let’s take a look at each condition:


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Which of the following is NOT a physical change?

A. grating cheese

B. melting cheese

C. fermenting of cheese

D. mixing two cheeses in a bowl

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