Chemical Properties Examples

Chemical Properties

A chemical property is a characteristic of an element or compound that can only be observed or revealed during a chemical reaction. This is different from a physical property which is something we could observe or measure without the chemical reaction.

Examples of Chemical Properties:

1. Solid sodium metal reacts violently with water, this reaction is highly exothermic, or heat releasing.

2. Gasoline is highly explosive and flammable when it comes into contact with a flame or spark.

3. Alcohol is highly flammable.

4. Iron will oxidize in the presence of oxygen to form rust.

5. Metals will react violently with acids. If you placed aluminum foil in hydrochloric acid, the reaction is exothermic and bubbles of hydrogen gas form.

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