Physics

Question

When fat comes in contact with sodium hydroxide, it produces soap and glycerin. Determine whether this is a physical change or a chemical change. Explain your answer.

2 Answer

  • This is a chemical change because new substances are formed with different properties and identities. New substances are formed.The properties and identities of the original substances are changed
  • Fat reacts with sodium hydroxide to produce soap and glycerin. This is a chemical change.

    What are the types of changes matter experience?

    There are 2 types of changes:

    • Physical change:  the appearance or form of the matter changes but the kind of matter in the substance does not.
    • Chemical change: the kind of matter changes and at least one new substance with new properties is formed.

    When fat comes in contact with sodium hydroxide, it produces soap and glycerin.

    This is a chemical change because fat and sodium hydroxide disappear while soap and glycerin (new substances) appear.

    Fat reacts with sodium hydroxide to produce soap and glycerin. This is a chemical change.

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