We're asked to determine which of the given characteristics are physical properties, and which are chemical properties.
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?
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