Safety Precautions:Wear safety goggles at all times!!! Or you will receive a detention and be removed from the lab.Sodium Tetraborate (Borax) is toxic by ingestion. Do not place in your mouth.Take care to keep the chemicals and slime away from your clothes.Dispose of all materials in the appropriate waste container
In a physical change, the starting substances (reactants) are not altered chemically. No new substances (products) are formed. Chemical bonds are not broken in a physical change. A physical change may affect the size, shape or color of a substance but does not affect its chemical composition. The substances may be changed from one phase to another phase (ice melts – solid to liquid), or separated (remove iron fillings from sand using a magnet) or combined (mixing sugar and water).
In a chemical change, the starting substances (reactants) are altered chemically and the new substance (product) formed has different physical and chemical properties from the starting material. A chemical change is irreversible. A chemical change reaction is often observed by changes in a substance’s color, formation of gas (bubbles), change in odor, formation of heat, or formation of a precipitate (solid).
Viscosity is the measure of the thickness of a liquid. Molasses and corn syrup are thick and have a high viscosity. Water and olive oil are thin and have low viscosity.
Sodium Tetraborate (Borax) is toxic by ingestion. Do not place in your mouth.Take care to keep the chemicals and slime away from your clothes.Dispose of all materials in the appropriate waste container