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Exothermic

A reaction is called exothermic if energy is released during the reaction.

It is a chemical reaction where the energy content of the products is less than that of the reactants; heat is given out from the system.

References:

  • John Barton and Richard Rogers; Chemical Reaction Hazards; Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3HQ, UK, 1997, Second edition.
 

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