Energy in compounds

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Energy in compounds

Postby kshalbi » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:21 am

Is it true that the more energy it takes to form a compound, the more stable it is?

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Re: Energy in compounds

Postby Andrew Ly 1A » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:25 pm

In order for a compound to be formed, bonds need to be formed which causes a net release of energy (forming bonds is an exothermic process). Since the most stable forms are those that are in their lowest energy state, the lower in energy the compound is, the more stable it is.

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Re: Energy in compounds

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:58 am

The above discussion is correct. Well done!

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