What is Physical Change?

Physical change is the change of that matter where only appearance or molecular arrangement of matter changes without changing its composition.

Examples: Boiling and freezing of water, melting of wax, mixing sand and grains, crumpling a paper bag, chopping a wood etc.

Properties of physical change are as follows:

• Most of the physical changes are reversible. Original form of the matter can be attained.

• It is a temporary change and no new substance is formed.

• During a physical change, no energy is absorbed or released

• Physical change causes a change in physical properties such as shape, size, etc.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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