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Light vs. Heat

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:22 pm
by Joshua Xian 1D
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
by Justin Lau 1D
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
by Mia Navarro 1D
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.