2nd October 2019

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What is the definition of chemical properties?

Chemistry. a property or characteristic of a substance that is observed during a reaction in which the chemical composition or identity of the substance is changed: Combustibility is an important chemical property to consider when choosing building materials.

Besides, how are the chemical properties of an atom determined?

The number of neutrons generally has a neglegible effect upon the properties of the electrons which are of chemical significance. Thus the chemical nature of an atom, which is to say the chemical properties of an element, is determined by the number of protons in the nucleus.

What part of the atom determines its chemical properties?

The electrons in the partially filled outermost shell (or shells) determine the chemical properties of the atom; it is called the valence shell.

What is a physical property of an atom?

Physical properties can be observed or measured without changing the composition of matter. Physical properties are used to observe and describe matter. Physical properties include: appearance, texture, color, odor, melting point, boiling point, density, solubility, polarity, and many others.