Problem: We put a drop of water into a container and seal the container. The drop of water then vaporizes.Does the mass of the sealed container change upon vaporization?

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We’re being asked to determine if the mass of the sealed container change upon vaporization.


Let’s first define a physical change and a chemical change.

Physical change → there is a change in a matter as it goes from one physical state to another.

Chemical change → atoms rearrange themselves to create a new substance


Now, let’s take a look at the condition given:

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We put a drop of water into a container and seal the container. The drop of water then vaporizes.

Does the mass of the sealed container change upon vaporization?

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