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Changes Around Us

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Question:

What is a physical change? Explain with example.

Answer:

The changes in which only physical properties of substances are changed and no new substance is formed is called physical change. It is a reversible change. Example: Boiling and freezing of water.
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Changes Around Us - Questions
1.

Some common changes are given in Table 6.1. Which of these changes do you think can be reversed?


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2.

To walk through a waterlogged area, you usually shorten the length of your dress by folding it. Can this change be reversed?


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3.

Can you change the shape of a eraser after erasing?


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4.

A drawing sheet changes when you draw a picture on it. Can you reverse this change?


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5.

Give two examples of slow changes.


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6.

A thick coating of a paste of Plaster of Paris (POP) is applied over the bandage on  a fractured bone. It becomes hard on drying to keep the fractured bone immobilised. Can the change in POP be reversed?


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7.

What are slow and fast changes? Give examples.


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8.

A bag of cement lying in the open gets wet due to rain during the night. The next day the sun shines brightly. Do you think the changes, which have occurred in the cement, could be reversed?


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9.

Classify the following as slow or fast change:
(i) Bearing of heart
(ii) Change of seasons
(iii) Burning of paper
(iv) Weathering of rocks
(v) Melting of wax
(vi) Cooking of food
(vii) Burning of wax
(viii) Melting of ice cream
(ix) Curding of milk
(x) Formation of day and night


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10.

You accidentally  dropped your favourite toy and broke it. This is a change you did not want. Can this change be reversed?


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11.

Give two examples of fast changes.


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12.

Can you say deforestation is an irreversible or reversible change?


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13.

Give two examples of irreversible changes.


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14.

Give two examples of reversible changes.


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15.

Classify the following into slow and fast changes:
(i) Spinning of top
(ii) Formation of day and night
(iii) Formation of curd from milk
(iv) Change of season
(v) Making curd from milk by adding lemon juice.


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16.

Write some changes happening in our body.


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17.

Does the size of the paper change after making an aeroplane by folding it or by cutting it?


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18.

Why does a blacksmith heat the metal rim to fix it on a cart wheel?


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19.

Explain how a metal rim slightly smaller than a wooden wheel can be fixed on it.


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20.

What is a physical change? Explain with example.


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21.

What is a chemical change? Explain with example.


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22.

What happens when sugar is heated?


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23.

Some changes are listed in the following table. For each change, write in the blank column, whether the change can be reversed or not.

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24.

Give examples to explain the difference between changes that can or cannot be reversed.


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25.

How does curd being set? Is this change reversible?


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