Is conductivity a physical or a chemical property?

1 Answer
Mar 15, 2014

Conductivity is a physical property because the identity of the substance does not change.


A physical property of a pure substance is anything that can we can observe without changing its identity.

Electrical conductivity is a physical property. A copper wire is still copper while it is conducting electricity.

A copper wire transfers heat from one end to the other, but it still consists of copper at every point.