Problem: A chemical change occurs when a piece of wood ____.A. is splitB. is paintedC. decaysD. is cut

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We’re being asked which of the following conditions occurs when a chemical change happens to a piece of wood 

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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A chemical change occurs when a piece of wood ____.

A. is split

B. is painted

C. decays

D. is cut

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