Stability and Enthalpy

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Stability and Enthalpy

Postby sonalivij » Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:55 pm

Does a higher enthalpy indicate a higher stability?

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Re: Stability and Enthalpy

Postby Tameen Ahmed 4C » Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:04 am

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but I think a higher enthalpy indicates less stability whereas a lower enthalpy indicates more stability.

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Re: Stability and Enthalpy

Postby DLee_1L » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:25 pm

Yeah, High enthalpy means that a substance is highly reactive since it has more energy.

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Re: Stability and Enthalpy

Postby Suraj Doshi 2G » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:30 pm

High enthalpy indicates that more energy must have been put into a substance, therefore, making it more reactive. A more reactive substance would be relatively unstable therefore high enthalpy actually indicates low stability.

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