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Is roasting marshmallows a chemical or physical change?

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2018-01-26 00:13:33
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It depends on how long you roast it! If you simply allow it to warm up, it is still a marshmallow after roasting, so it is a physical change.

If you like it crispy and burnt, it is a chemical change because it starts off white and then it eventually melts and turns brown. This browning is oxidation, a chemical process where some of the marshmallow's sugar is burnt and carbon dioxide is released into the air.

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