Chemistry Practice Problems Physical & Chemical Properties Practice Problems Solution: Which of the following represents a physical prope...

Solution: Which of the following represents a physical property? A) Butane is highly flammable. B) Mercury is a silvery liquid at room temperature. C) Argon has an unreactive nature. D) Aluminum has a tendency to "rust."E) Sodium metal is extremely reactive with chlorine gas.

Problem

Which of the following represents a physical property? 

A) Butane is highly flammable. 

B) Mercury is a silvery liquid at room temperature. 

C) Argon has an unreactive nature. 

D) Aluminum has a tendency to "rust."

E) Sodium metal is extremely reactive with chlorine gas.

Solution

Establish the difference between physical and chemical property and determine which is a physical property among the choices:

Physical properties are related to the phases of matter. Mass, volume, or boiling point are physical properties.

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