CHANGES AROUND US
* After the completion of this lesson, students will be able to:
* define chemical reaction.
* differentiate chemical changes from physical changes.
* know about the factors which determine a chemical reaction.
* know about the importance and effects of chemical reactions.
* identify the chemical reactions in day to day life.
* observe the changes during a chemical reaction.
Have you ever visited Qutub Minar in Delhi? There you can see a rust resistant iron-pillar. It has not rusted for more than 1500 years. But, not all things are unchanged like this. Many things we see in our life are changing. You could have noticed milk turning into curd. How it is happening? We see number of changes in our surrounding. Some of them are physical changes and some of them are chemical changes.
As you have studied earlier, changes like folding and unfolding a paper, drying wet clothes, bending of iron rod are some examples for physical changes. On the other hand, changes like burning of paper, digestion of food, turning of milk into curd and decaying of vegetables are some of the examples for chemical changes. In this lesson, you will study about chemical changes, factors determining chemical changes and the effects of chemical changes.