Which of the following does not involve a chemical reaction?

  1. Process of respiration
  2. Digestion of food in our body
  3. Burning of candle wax when heated
  4. Melting of candle wax on heating

 

Answer

  1. Melting of candle wax on heating

 

Explanation : Melting of wax involves a change in state from solid to liquid only and no chemical change is involved. Since only physical reaction is involved, it is not a chemical reaction.

However burning of candle is a chemical change as combustion reaction takes place in oxygen with production of Carbon Dioxide and water

  1. Class 10
  2. Chapter 1 Class 10 - Chemical Reactions and Equations (Term 1)

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