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As Sophia stated, exothermic reactions release energy, and would usually be released in the form of heat. If you were performing an exothermic reaction in a calorimeter, you would see an increase in the temperature of the calorimeter. I hope this helps!
Megan Verschuur 1C wrote:From the sapling week 3 questions:
Why is a car using gasoline an example of an exothermic reaction?
You can also think about it this way. You need energy to run your car, so you use gasoline. Gasoline (as a hydrocarbon) is combusted in small quantities in order to power your car. Whenever combustion happens, it is almost always going to be exothermic.
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