is state at room temperature a chemical or physical property

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it's physical right
boiling point, melting point too


solubility in water and reaction with a metal (e.g. sodium) are both chemical properties.

am i wrong?
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Heat (or temperature) only has an effect on the sub-atomic level, since sub-atomic particles have physical properties I would have to say that it's physical. It has a chemical effect sometimes, e.g. speeding up reaction rate. But this is all caused by the physical kinetic energy from the heat.

When you think about it all the sciences are stacked atop one another. All Biological processes have chemical (or physical) explanations, and all chemical processes have physical explanation.

Interesting question, thank you.
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Heat (or temperature) only has an effect on the sub-atomic level, since sub-atomic particles have physical properties I would have to say that it's physical. It has a chemical effect sometimes, e.g. speeding up reaction rate. But this is all caused by the physical kinetic energy from the heat.

When you think about it all the sciences are stacked atop one another. All Biological processes have chemical (or physical) explanations, and all chemical processes have physical explanation.

Interesting question, thank you.
so does it matter? how do u determine what is physical and chemical property of something?
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so does it matter? how do u determine what is physical and chemical property of something?
It is physical, however I don't think anyone will really care all that much how you categorise heat as it branches into all sciences.
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It is physical, however I don't think anyone will really care all that much how you categorise heat as it branches into all sciences.
what about solubility in water and reaction with a metal. r those chemical properties? thanks
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what about solubility in water and reaction with a metal. r those chemical properties? thanks
Generally; chemical. However, when you get to a sub-atomic level we once again see that it all comes down to physics: It is all to do with molecular and atomic attractions, which abide by the laws of physics.

You will find this is the case with virtually all chemical reactions, they have some sort of physical explanation.

Hope this helped.
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Generally; chemical. However, when you get to a sub-atomic level we once again see that it all comes down to physics: It is all to do with molecular and atomic attractions, which abide by the laws of physics.

You will find this is the case with virtually all chemical reactions, they have some sort of physical explanation.

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thank u

i don't think i need to know this for my alevel exams but i came across it in the textbook and i get anxious if i don't understand something so wanted to clarify
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thank u

i don't think i need to know this for my alevel exams but i came across it in the textbook and i get anxious if i don't understand something so wanted to clarify
I'm the same, that's why I know this stuff. Continue to explore outside of the syllabus in your free time and you will find that that kind of fascination serves you well. At least in my experience.
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