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- Created 2012-03-13
is any of a material's properties that becomes evident during a
; that is, any quality that can be established only by changing a substance's
. Simply speaking, chemical properties cannot be determined just by viewing or touching the substance; the substance's
must be affected for its chemical properties to be investigated. However a
property would also be a chemical property.
Chemical properties can be contrasted with
, which can be discerned without changing the substance's structure. However, for many properties within the scope of
, and other disciplines at the boundary between
, the distinction may be a matter of researcher's
, both physical and chemical, can be viewed as
; i.e., secondary to the underlying reality. Several layers of superveniency are possible.
Chemical properties can be used for building
s. They can also be useful to identify an unknown substance or to separate or purify it from other substances.
will normally consider the chemical properties of a substance to guide its applications.
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