Phase Changes endo/exo

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Phase Changes endo/exo

Postby Emily Vainberg 1D » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:00 pm

Are any phase changes exothermic? All the ones we went over in class were endothermic.

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Re: Phase Changes endo/exo

Postby Ami_Pant_4G » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:05 pm

I believe freezing and condensing are exothermic. Hope this helps.

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Re: Phase Changes endo/exo

Postby smurphy1D » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:22 pm

Yes some phase changes are exothermic, as long as it is releasing heat.

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Re: Phase Changes endo/exo

Postby sbeall_1C » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:25 pm

Yes, some phase changes are exothermic. If you go from a system of higher energy to a system of lower energy, it will be an exothermic reactions. For example, going from a gas to a liquid in vaporization (or commonly called condensation) reaction, it is exothermic because the gas has a higher energy which must be released along with the formation of the liquid.

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