• A chemical property describes the ability of a substance to undergo a specific chemical change.
  • Unlike physical properties, chemical properties can only be observed as the substance is in the process of being changed into a different substance.
  • A chemical change is also called a chemical reaction.
  • Zinc and sulfur are two elements that undergo a chemical.
  • reaction when heated to from the compound zinc sulfide.
  • The more general term for rusting and other similar processes is corrosion.
  • Other terms that are commonly used in descriptions of chemical changes are burn, rot, explode, decompose and ferment.
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