Is the boiling of water an example a chemical change?
No. Water boiling, is a physical change and not a chemical change because the simplest way to put it is that physical change is something you can reverse such as melting or freezing of ice, where as chemical change is not reversible. But you can reverse the evaporation which eventually becomes water again (rain). So water boiling is in fact a physical change.
It depends on what is boiling. If you are boiling WATER, then it is NOT a chemical change, it is a physical change (change of state from liquid to gas). If you are cooking food on the stove, a chemical change is occuring. That is, the chemical bonds within the food molecules are actually changing. One way you can tell that it is a chemical change is that you can't "uncook" food, but you can…
Grinding something is an example of a physical change, because you are not chemically changing what the substance is, you are only changing the form of it. Another example of a physical change is boiling water, because the water is still water, it's just in a gas form instead of liquid. When something is grinded it is a physical change not a chemical change.
A physical change in contrast to a chemical change is one in which the chemical structure of the compounds involved are left unchanged. Only a physical change occurs. One such example is boiling water. This changes the physical state of water from a liquid to a gas. Similarly, freezing water is a physical reaction. In this case, liquid is frozen to form a solid.
Boiling is a physical change not a chemical property change. Changes of a substances state are physical changes. In a chemical change, a new compound or substance is the result. In a physical change no new substance is formed. Example: Water - whether it's a solid (ice) liquid (water) or a gas it's the same substance. When the water boils it changes to steam(gas) which is still water in the air, and when we cool…