Endothermic

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Endothermic

Description

An energy transformation is endothermic if the enthalpy change of a closed system is positive when the process takes place in the forward direction and heat is absorbed from the environment under isothermal conditions (βˆ†eQ > 0) without performance of work (βˆ†eW = 0). The same energy transformation is exothermic if it proceeds in the backward direction. Exothermic and endothermic transformations can proceed spontaneously without coupling only, if they are exergonic.

 Communicated by Gnaiger E 2018-12-29

MitoPedia concepts: Ergodynamics 

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