Physics
Chemistry
Chemical Bonding

Is there any connection between specific heat capacity and exothermic reactions?

User Avatar
Wiki User
2013-06-17 13:13:10

The equation for specific heat capacity allows you to work out

the energy produced. If the value in J or kJ is positive then the

reaction is exothermic, because it produced an excess of energy. If

the value is negative then of course it's endothermic, because it

requires an input of energy, so that the reaction even takes

place.


Copyright © 2020 Multiply Media, LLC. All Rights Reserved. The material on this site can not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with prior written permission of Multiply.