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exergonic/exothermic

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:20 pm
by Julianne Seog 3K
What is the difference between exergonic and exothermic reactions? Is the same concept but just a different name because it describes a different type of reaction?

Re: exergonic/exothermic

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:57 pm
by EmmaSaid3C
An exergonic reaction is a reaction where energy is released and the standard change in free energy of the reaction is negative.
An endergonic reaction is a reaction where energy is absorbed and the standard change in free energy of the reaction is positive.

Re: exergonic/exothermic

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:08 pm
by nikita bhat 2D
I believe exergonic reactions deals with the loss in free energy while exothermic relates to the loss in heat.