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Bonds and energy release

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:57 pm
by EllaBerry
Why is it that when a bond is formed it uses energy and when it is broken it releases energy?

Re: Bonds and energy release

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:21 pm
by melissa_dis4K
When a bond is broken, energy is required. When a bond is formed energy is released.
Breaking Bonds → Energy Absorbed
Forming Bonds → Energy Released

Re: Bonds and energy release

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:59 pm
by Toru Fiberesima 1L
To break the bond, you have to fight against the bond, so energy is required in bon breaking. Potential energy is stored in molecules and this energy is released when bonds forms. Things tend to go to the lowest energy state possible