The technique can be used to follow chemical reactions as well as physical processes such as crystallization and dissolution. The reaction has a negative ΔH(heat change) value due to heat loss.
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An Exothermic reaction is a chemical reaction that involves the release of energy in the form of heat or light.
These reactions are the opposite of endothermic reactions and can be expressed in a chemical equation as follows: An exothermic reaction is a reaction in which energy is released in the form of light or heat.Expressed in a chemical equation: reactants → products energy.Exothermic Reaction means "exo" (derived from the greek word: "έξω", literally translated to "out") meaning releases and "thermic" means heat.So the reaction in which there is release of heat with or without light is called exothermic reaction.When the medium in which the reaction is taking place collects heat, the reaction is exothermic.An image detailing some of the exothermic reactions which are used by human beings for beneficial purposes is provided below.To learn more about different types of chemical reactions such as decomposition reactions, displacement reactions, and more, register with BYJU’S and download the mobile application on your smartphone.A chemical reaction is when one or more substances are changed into one or more different substances.To know for certain that a reaction has happened, you need to have evidence that a substance has changed identity.When using a calorimeter, the total amount of heat that flows into (or through) the calorimeter is the negative of the net change in energy of the system.The absolute amount of energy in a chemical system is difficult to measure or calculate.