Which of the following statements about chemical reactions is TRUE?

  1. Chemical reactions produce solids, liquids, or gases.
  2. Chemical reactions produce solids and gases but not liquids.
  3. Chemical reactions occur between liquids but not between gases or solids.
  4. Chemical reactions occur between solids and liquids but not between solids and gases.
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Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 1694 2496 68%
  6–8 858 1277 67%
  9–12 831 1211 69%
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NRC Framework
PS1.B Many substances react chemically with other substances to form new substances with different properties.
NGSS says only that new substances are formed in chemical reactions, not whether they can be solids, liquids, or gases.