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Postby 804584179 » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:10 pm

Can someone explain to me the process of qsys=-qsurr

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Re: Q's

Postby Kaitlin Ross 3E » Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:28 pm

In an ideal system, q(sys)+q(surr)=0, meaning the heat given off by the reaction should equal the heat absorbed by the solution, canceling each other out to equal zero. To find q, the equation q=mC(delta)T can be used. When a reaction is exothermic, q will be negative and when a reaction is endothermic, q will be positive.

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