Physical and Chemical Properties

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Which part of the description of a compound or element refers to its physical properties and which to its chemical properties?

(a) Calcium carbonate is a white solid with a density of 2.71 g/cm^3.It reacts readily with an acid to produce gaseous carbon dioxide.

(b) Gray, powered zinc metal reacts wit purple iodine to give a white compound.

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a) the color(white), physical state (solid) and density of the compound calcium carbonate are its physical properties.

Its reactivity with an acid is its chemical property.

b) the amorphous nature, and grey color of zinc metal are its physical properties.

Its reactivity with iodine is a chemical property.

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