Are you curious if the changes that occur around you is physical or chemical? What’s the difference between physical and chemical change? It all lies in whether a new substance was formed during the change (refer to the flowchart above). If a new substance is formed, then the change is chemical. Otherwise, the change is physical. Here’s a more thorough list defining both changes:
I walked through examples from my morning routine and classified them as physical and chemical changes in this video:
Want to test out your skills? Each practice set consists of 5 questions.