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Postby 504939134 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:30 pm

Why is energy released as new bonds are formed?

Daniela Shatzki 2E
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Re: Exothermic

Postby Daniela Shatzki 2E » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:34 pm

usually when bonds are formed it is more favorable than the atoms being by themselves so therefore they release any extra energy and become more stable.

Subashni Rajiv 1K
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Re: Exothermic

Postby Subashni Rajiv 1K » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:00 pm

Energy is required to break a bond.

Connie Chen 1E
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Re: Exothermic

Postby Connie Chen 1E » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:15 pm

Usually when new bonds are formed, it is a lot more stable for the atoms, so the potential energy is lower than it was before. This results in the release of energy.

Junwei Sun 4I
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Re: Exothermic

Postby Junwei Sun 4I » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:51 am

Molecules tend to be in the lowest energy state to be the most stable. When a bond is formed the molecules become more stable, therefore heat is released so the molecules' energy lowered. Whereas when breaking a bond the molecules become more unstable, which means it is not in its lowest energy state.

Omar Selim 1D
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Re: Exothermic

Postby Omar Selim 1D » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:15 am

Energy is released when bonds are formed because the atoms go to a lower energy state that is more stable.

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