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11.77/11.87 6th Edition

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:47 pm
by Madeline Ho 1C
Why is an endothermic reaction? Shouldn't it be exothermic because enthalpy decreases/it is a catabolic reaction?

Re: 11.77/11.87 6th Edition

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:45 pm
by Christina Chang 1C
Since it requires energy to break the X-X bond, the reaction is considered to be endothermic. Hope that helps!