exothermic reaction

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exothermic reaction

Postby WGaines_2E » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:07 pm

say we have reaction A+B -> C + D and delta H is negative. Does that mean you add heat to the left or right side of the reaction?

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Re: exothermic reaction

Postby Jacob Motawakel » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:08 pm

If you add heat to this reaction, the reactants will increase in concentration since it is an exothermic reaction. I don't think you can add heat to a specific side.

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Re: exothermic reaction

Postby VioletKo3F » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:58 pm

In an exothermic reaction, heat is one of the products. For an endothermic reaction, heat is required, so it can be seen as part of the reactants.

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Re: exothermic reaction

Postby EthanPham_1G » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:01 pm

If delta H is negative that means that there is a release of energy so the reaction is exothermic.

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Re: exothermic reaction

Postby Brandi 2C » Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:08 pm

Since the delta H is negative, the reaction is therefore exothermic, which means that there is a release of energy in the reaction process. This wouldn't necessarily mean that energy is 'added' but actually released as a product! (through the formation of bonds in reactants A and B to create C)

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