11.77/11.87 6th Edition

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Madeline Ho 1C
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11.77/11.87 6th Edition

Postby Madeline Ho 1C » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:47 pm

Why is an endothermic reaction? Shouldn't it be exothermic because enthalpy decreases/it is a catabolic reaction?

Christina Chang 1C
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Re: 11.77/11.87 6th Edition

Postby Christina Chang 1C » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:45 pm

Since it requires energy to break the X-X bond, the reaction is considered to be endothermic. Hope that helps!

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