Reply to post: Re: Conservation of energy

Conservation of energy

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Re: Conservation of energy

"Not being a chemist, I'm thinking that the reaction must be exothermic because we're not adding energy..."

We don't operate at 0K so there's plenty of energy available. An (unlikely) endothermic reaction would be indicated by the reaction vessel falling below ambient temp and thus absorbing energy from its surroundings (ignoring potential cooling from evaporation etc...)

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