Ch.1 - Intro to General ChemistryWorksheetSee all chapters
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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: In the process of attempting to characterize a substance, a chemist makes the following observations: (a) The substance is a silvery white, lustrous metal. (b) The substance melts at 649 oC, (c) The s

Problem

In the process of attempting to characterize a substance, a chemist makes the following observations:
(a) The substance is a silvery white, lustrous metal.
(b) The substance melts at 649 oC,
(c) The substance boils at 1105 oC.
(d) The density of the substance at 20 oC is 1.738 g/cm3.
(e) The substance burns in air, producing an intense white light.
(f) The substance reacts with chlorine to give a brittle white solid.
(g) The substance can be pounded into thin sheets or drawn into wires.
(h) The substance is a good conductor of electricity.

Which of these characteristics are physical properties, and which are chemical properties?