Light vs. Heat  [ENDORSED]

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Joshua Xian 1D
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Light vs. Heat

Postby Joshua Xian 1D » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:22 pm

If light (or some other form of energy) is released/absorbed rather than heat, would the reaction still be considered exothermic/endothermic?

Justin Lau 1D
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Re: Light vs. Heat  [ENDORSED]

Postby Justin Lau 1D » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:24 pm

Usually there is heat involved when light is a product of the reaction, so for most purposes I think you can assume this.

Mia Navarro 1D
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Re: Light vs. Heat

Postby Mia Navarro 1D » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:44 pm

The definitions of exo-/endothermic reactions are in respect to heat, therefore I do not think the terms apply to other forms of energy gain/loss.

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