Exothermic

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Exothermic

Description

An energy transformation is exothermic if the enthalpy change of a closed system is negative when the process takes place in the forward direction and heat is lost to the environment under isothermal conditions (βˆ†eQ < 0) without performance of work (βˆ†eW = 0). The same energy transformation is endothermic 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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