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Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions

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If the energy of the reactants is lower than the energy of the products, is the reaction exothermic or endothermic?

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Endothermic. The overall energy change is positive ( as products' energy is greater than the reactants' energy), meaning energy has been absorbed /taken in from the surroundings. Overall, more energy was absorbed breaking bonds than released when making bonds.

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