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Endothermic and Exothermic
« on: April 03, 2022, 06:03:23 PM »
Why some reactions are exothermic while others are endothermic? What defines this energy release/absorption? Why some reactions need energy to be stable while others need to release?

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Re: Endothermic and Exothermic
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2022, 07:36:56 PM »
This is too broad of a question. But generally, whether a reaction is endothermic or exothermic mostly comes down to the strength (stability) of all the bonds in the reactants versus all the bonds in the products.
What men are poets who can speak of Jupiter if he were like a man, but if he is an immense spinning sphere of methane and ammonia must be silent?  - Richard P. Feynman

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