Problem: Classify each of the following properties as physical or chemical.a. the tendency of ethyl alcohol to burnb. the shine on silverc. the odor of paint thinnerd. the flammability of propane gas

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Physical property → can be observed w/o change in chemical makeup of matter as it goes from one physical state to another (physical change).

Chemical property → can be observed when substance undergoes chemical change or when atoms rearrange themselves to create a new substance

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Classify each of the following properties as physical or chemical.
a. the tendency of ethyl alcohol to burn
b. the shine on silver
c. the odor of paint thinner
d. the flammability of propane gas

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