Endothermic Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Endothermic

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The term "endothermic" describes a process which absorbs thermal (heat) energy.

"Within heating" comes from the Greek prefix endo-, meaning “inside” and the Greek suffix –thermic, meaning “to heat”.

Example: ​

Depressuring a pressurized can is an example of an endothermic process.

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