Problem: Scenes A and B depict changes in matter at the atomic scale:Which show(s) a physical change?

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We’re being asked to identify the change that depicts 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 change:

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Scenes A and B depict changes in matter at the atomic scale:

Which show(s) a physical change?

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