When a substance changes its alloptropic form, is this considered a physical change or a chemical change?
Right now, I am thinking that it would depend on what the change was. For example, if graphite was changed to diamond under high pressure, I would say it is a chemical change since new bonds are formed. However the change of iron from a body-centred cubic structure (ferrite) to a face-centred cubic structure (austenite) at high temperatures would be a physical change because only the arrangement of the atoms are changed.
Am I correct?