Exothermic Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Exothermic

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Exothermic Definition:

A term used to describe a reaction or process that releases energy in the form of heat. Sometimes the term is applied to processes that release other forms of energy, such as electrical energy, sound, or light.

Example: 

Combustion of wood

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