Energy cannot be created or destroyed. However, it can be changed from one form to another. This is what you learned from basic Physics syllabus.
All chemical reactions involve energy changes.
Some physical changes, such as boiling or dissolving a ionic solid in water, also involve energy changes.
Two keywords in this topic called Energy Changes: Exothermic and Endothermic Changes
- An exothermic change is a change in which heat is given out to the surroundings
- An endothermic change is a change in which heat is absorbed from the surroundings
Let us take a look at a video to have a better understanding of both Exothermic and Endothermic Changes. I will be using physical state changes of solids, liquids and gases to introduce the concepts involved.
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Length of video: 8.37 mins
Direct link: https://youtu.be/WD58-_SJy5E
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