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Exothermic and Endothermic Reactions

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Where is energy transferred in an endothermic reaction?

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Amy Adamson

The energy is transferred (usually as heat energy) FROM the ENVIRONMENT surrounding the reaction and is absorbed by the CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS in order to break its bonds. When the OVERALL reaction is endothermic, more energy is absorbed to BREAK bonds than released FORMING bonds.


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