posted by John on .
Select any four of the physical properites listed in Table 1.1 on page 22 and use them to describe: gold, sugar, water.
I don't quite understand what this question is asking. Maybe you could give an example?
Here is the table of physical properties as mentioned.
State - solid, liquid, gas
Colour - colour
Malleability - Ability to be beaten into sheets
Ductility - Ability to be drawn into wires
Crystallinity - Shape or appearance of crystals
Magnetism - Tendency to be attraced to a magnet
Solubility - Ability to dissolve in water
Conductivity - Ability to conduct electricity or heat
Viscosity - Resistance to flow
Density - Ratio of a material's mass to its volume
Meltiing/freezing point - Temperature of melting/freezing
Boiling/condensing point - Temperature of boiling/condensing
I'm not positive what the question is asking either, but here goes.
State: sugar is a solid.
solubility in water: yes.
ductility: not ductile
malleability: not malleable.
magnetism: not magnetic
but you only require four of them.