Definition of Exothermic reaction
1. Noun. A chemical reaction accompanied by the evolution of heat.
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Literary usage of Exothermic reaction
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1. A Treatise on Producer-gas and Gas-producers by Samuel S. Wyer (1907)
"exothermic reaction. Any chemical change that evolves heat is called exothermic, and is indicated by the sign +. § 36. Law of definite proportion. ..."
2. Modern chemistry by William Ramsay (1907)
"Endothermic reactions—those in which heat is absorbed —are usually only possible at ordinary temperatures when an exothermic reaction proceeds at the same ..."
3. Organic Agricultural Chemistry (the Chemistry of Plants and Animals): A by Joseph Scudder Chamberlain (1916)
"The exothermic reaction converts potential energy into kinetic, ... The exothermic reaction is in general true in cases in which a complex compound is ..."
4. A Text-book of Inorganic Chemistry by Victor von Richter (1887)
"The union of hydrogen with oxygen to form water is an exothermic reaction (see above), and water is an exothermic compound. All such exothermic compounds ..."
5. Chemical Reactions and Their Equations: A Guide for Students of Chemistry by Ingo Waldemar Dagobert Hackh (1921)
"An exothermic reaction is the change from endothermic to exothermic compounds—from faster to slower vibrating molecules. This change requires no heat, ..."
6. Inorganic Chemistry According to the Periodic Law by Francis Preston Venable, James Lewis Howe (1898)
"Heat is often necessary to start an exothermic reaction, it being necessary to weaken the attraction between the atoms of the molecules of the constituents ..."
7. Thermodynamics and Chemistry: A Non-mathematical Treatise for Chemists and by Pierre Maurice Marie Duhem (1903)
"In modern chemical mechanics an exothermic reaction is one susceptible of producing itself at low temperature; an endothermic reaction is one that may ..."