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Answered 2016-09-10 17:56:13

Many physical changes will not alter the identity. However, some physical changes, such as heating or cooling will result in phase changes and so the identity will be different. While ice and water are chemically the same, they are not identical forms of the substance.

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Answered 2016-09-08 11:11:52

A physical change does not change the identity of matter.

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What is A change in the matter that does not change its identity?

A physical change does not change the identity of matter.


What do you mean by change of matter?

There are 2 kinds of changes,they are physical and chemical changes.Physical Change-is a change in the form of matter but in it's identity.Chemical Change-is a change in which one kind of matter is changed in to a different type of matter.


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What characteristic of matter that can be observed without changing the identity of matter?

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A change in Matter where it's identity does not change?

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How can matter change?

Matter can change from physical state to physical state while retaining its identity. Different types of matter will react with other matter and reorganize. Matter can even change from one element to the next if it undergoes the process of nuclear decay.


Explain what happens to matter during a physical change?

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How can you tell if a change in matter is a physical change?

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Why are chemical changes difficult to reverse?

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Are bacteria able to change to a different type of bacteria?

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In a mixture the substances lose their identities?

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