Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions

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Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions

Postby Bianca Barcelo 4I » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:30 am

Why does increasing the temperature of an exothermic reaction favor reactions and an endothermic reaction favor the products?

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Re: Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions

Postby Cynthia Aragon 1B » Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:22 am

A system that releases heat to the surroundings, an exothermic reaction, has a negative ΔH because the enthalpy of the products is lower than the enthalpy of the reactants of the system.The enthalpies of these reactions are less than zero, and are therefore exothermic reactions.

A system of reactants that absorbs heat from the surroundings in an endothermic reaction and has a positive ΔH, because the enthalpy of the products is higher than the enthalpy of the reactants of the system.

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Re: Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions

Postby Tameen Ahmed 4C » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:51 pm

You can use Le Chatelier's principle to understand this concept. If you increase the temperature you are increasing the amount of products, and so you shift the balance at equilibrium back toward reactants, meaning there will be more reactants left at equilibrium. The higher the temperature goes, the further the balance at equilibrium shifts back toward reactants. For an exothermic reaction, heat is a product of the reaction and for an endothermic reaction, head is sort of like the reactant of the reaction.

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Re: Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions

Postby Amar Singh » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:55 pm

If the temperature is increased, the reaction wants to balance out the change of the added energy, so the endothermic process will be favored. If the temperature is decreased, the reaction wants to add energy to balance out its environment so the exothermic process is favored.

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Re: Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions

Postby Ashley P 4I » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:52 am

If the temperature is ^ endothermic process will be favored. If the temperature is -, the exothermic process is favored.


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