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Which statement describes an example of a chemical property of a metal statue?

a) it is a solid b) it is shiny c) it is silver d) it can be tarnish

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J.R. S. | Ph.D. in Biochemistry--University Professor--Chemistry TutorPh.D. in Biochemistry--University Profes...
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d) it can be tarnish
The others are physical properties.  
A physical property is a property that can be observed or measured without changing it, such as being solid, shiny, silver, etc.  A chemical property is one that can only be observed by changing the chemical identity of a substance, such as when it tarnishes, buns, corrodes, etc.
Arturo O. | Experienced Physics Teacher for Physics TutoringExperienced Physics Teacher for Physics ...
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The statue would have to solid, metal surfaces are generally shiny, and shiny surfaces can be tarnished.  You do not have sufficient information to conclude that it is made of silver, so I suggest (a), (b), and (d) are correct answers.