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Physical Properties of Substances

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You will identify unknown substances and learn that physical properties are characteristics of materials.

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After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Describe density, melting point, and solubility as physical properties of substances.
  • Identify unknown substances based on their physical properties.
  • Describe procedures to find the density, melting point, and water solubility of a substance.

Everything You'll Have Covered

A physical property is a characteristic of a substance that does not change based upon the amount of the substance. Physical properties include ductility, color, boiling point, freezing point, malleability, density, melting point, and water solubility, among others. Physical properties such as density, melting point, and water solubility are usually distinctive and can be used to identify substances. This Activity Object explores density, melting point, and water solubility and engages learners in using those physical properties in order to identify eight unknown substances.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 25 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be familiar with density, melting point, and solubility.
Course Physical Science
Type of Tutorial Concept Development
Key Vocabulary chemicals, compounds, density