If a chemical reaction takes place, what must change?

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Mar 31, 2017

In a chemical reaction, the structure of one or more molecules must be changed.


This is the chief characteristic of a chemical reaction - molecules are broken apart and new molecules made from the atoms.

In a physical change, all that happens is the relative positions of the molecules is altered - the pattern of a solid crystal broken up as it melts, or molecules moving to great separations during boiling - but the structure of the molecules themselves is unchanged.

  • concentratio of reactant and product.


When a chemical reaction takes place, the mass or concentration of whole reaction remain same but the concentration of reactant decrease and concentration of product increase .