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What is a chemical reaction that absorbs energy?
An endothermic reaction is any chemical reaction that absorbs heat from its environment. The absorbed energy provides the activation energy for the reaction to occur.
What types of reactions are endothermic?
- Melting ice cubes.
- Melting solid salts.
- Evaporating liquid water.
- Converting frost to water vapor (melting, boiling, and evaporation, in general, are endothermic processes.
- Making an anhydrous salt from a hydrate.
- Forming a cation from an atom in the gas phase.
- Splitting a gas molecule.
Which answer define exothermic reaction?
An exothermic reaction has reactants that are lower in energy than products because energy is released to form the products. An exothermic reaction has reactants that are higher in energy than products because energy is absorbed to form the products.
What is heat chemical reaction?
The heat of reaction is the energy that is released or absorbed when chemicals are transformed in a chemical reaction. It describes the change of the energy content when reactants are converted into products.
Why do some chemical reaction release heat?
Exothermic reactions give off heat because there is excess energy. The total energy in breaking the bonds is less than the energy released in forming new bonds. The excess energy is then discharged in the form of heat. Exothermic reaction therefore produces heat going outside.
Do all chemical reactions need heat to start them off?
Chemical reactions commonly need an initial input of energy to begin the process. Although the combustion of wood, paper, or methane is an exothermic process, a burning match or a spark is needed to initiate this reaction. The energy supplied by a match arises from an exothermic chemical reaction that is itself initiated by the frictional heat generated by rubbing the match on a suitable surface.
Is heat always released during a chemical reaction?
Due to the absorption of energy when chemical bonds are broken, and the release of energy when chemical bonds are formed, chemical reactions almost always involve a change in energy between products and reactants. By the Law of Conservation of Energy, however, we know that the total energy of a system must remain unchanged, and that oftentimes a chemical reaction will absorb or release energy in the form of heat, light, or both.
Does a chemical change always produce heat?
A most likely clue to a chemical change occurs when the process produces a gas, light, smell, a fire or heat, or a color change (not with crayons). Chemical changes may sometimes change the state of matter as well, but not always. For example, melting solid ice changing into water is not a chemical change because the molecules do not change.