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Light vs. Heat
Posted: 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?
Re: Light vs. Heat [ENDORSED]
Posted: 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.
Re: Light vs. Heat
Posted: 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.