Which of these values is more exothermic and why?
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Which would be more exothermic and Why?? watch
- Thread Starter
- 09-05-2015 13:21
- 09-05-2015 13:40
In an exothermic reaction, the reactants are giving out energy to their surroundings and so would appear to be heating up. The enthalpy values given above are a measure of how much energy the elements have gained or lost. Therefore, -600 would be more exothermic then -100 as it shows more energy to have been given out. +50 is endothermic as it shows the elements taking in energy and therefore their surroundings will cool down. I hope this helps, and good luck!!