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chemical reaction

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A change in which one or more chemical elements or compounds (the reactants) form new compounds (the products). All reactions are to some extent reversible; i.e. the products can also react...

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endergonic

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Describing a process or reaction on which work must be done, i.e. one requiring an energy input, for it to take place. At constant pressure and temperature the free energy ...

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endergonic reaction

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A chemical reaction in which energy is absorbed. In an endothermic reaction the energy is in the form of heat. Compare exergonic reaction.

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exothermic

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.

Denoting a chemical reaction that releases heat into its surroundings. Compare endothermic.

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