We can tell if a chemical reaction has taken place when one or more of the following things happen:There has been a colour change inside the reaction flask. A gas has formed. Usually we know a gas has formed when we can see bubbles. This should not be confused with boiling, which only happens when a liquid is heated to its boiling point.
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How can you tell if a chemical reaction has taken place?
The ways you can tell that a chemical reaction has taken place include a change in temperature, a change in color, a change in odor, the formation of a solid (precipitate), and the formation of a gas. Do isotopes behave in different ways in chemical reaction?
What are the three potential signs of a chemical reaction?
Other potential signs include: 1 Change in temperature . Heat is released or absorbed during the reaction. 2 Formation of a gas. Gas bubbles are released during the reaction. 3 Formation of a solid . A solid settles out of a liquid solution. The solid is called a precipitate.
When do we say a chemical reaction has occurred?
Any time atoms separate from each other and recombine into different combinations of atoms, we say a chemical reaction has occurred. We are going to use coloured circles to represent the atoms in the compounds which take place in chemical reactions.
What causes a chemical reaction to change color?
A change in color is just one of several potential signs that a chemical reaction has occurred. Other potential signs include: Change in temperature. Heat is released or absorbed during the reaction.