noun, Chemistry.
a usually reversible change in the physical properties of a substance, as size or shape:
Freezing a liquid is a physical change.

any process involving a substance’s change from one state (gas, liquid, solid) to another without alteration of the chemical composition; cf. chemical change

Freezing water is a physical change because both water and ice are H2O.

See chemical change


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