Neutralization reactions

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Miriam Sheetz 2B
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Neutralization reactions

Postby Miriam Sheetz 2B » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:17 pm

Is a neutralization reaction always exothermic?

Anusha 1H
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Re: Neutralization reactions

Postby Anusha 1H » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:26 pm

yes, i think they are always exothermic because when the acid and base react, bonds are formed to create the salt and water. This releases energy to the surroundings which would constitute an exothermic reaction

Katie Sy 1L
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Re: Neutralization reactions

Postby Katie Sy 1L » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:39 pm

yes because bonds are being made, causing energy to be released into the surrounding

Jason Ye 2I
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Re: Neutralization reactions

Postby Jason Ye 2I » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:49 pm

No it can be endothermic in certain situations

Adam Vuilleumier 2K
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Re: Neutralization reactions

Postby Adam Vuilleumier 2K » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:15 pm

Catabolic reactions, or reactions that break bonds, release energy and are therefore exothermic. (Think about ATP - when the phosphate group is broken off, energy is released). Because of this, I'm pretty sure neutralization is exothermic because of the acid and base bonds it breaks, not because of the water that forms.

Ray Guo 4C
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Re: Neutralization reactions

Postby Ray Guo 4C » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:49 pm

I think it's always exothermic because the only change in bonds is the formation of water molecules. Since the other ions are dissolved in water, they don't have a change in bonds.

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Re: Neutralization reactions

Postby AnnaYan_1l » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:58 pm

I believe they are always exothermic because the acids and bases are breaking bonds.


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