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Thermochemistry and Calorimetry

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    3525
  • The heat that flows across the boundaries of a system undergoing a change is a fundamental property that characterizes the process. It is easily measured, and if the process is a chemical reaction carried out at constant pressure, it can also be predicted from the difference between the enthalpies of the products and reactants. The quantitative study and measurement of heat and enthalpy changes is known as thermochemistry.

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    Stephen Lower, Professor Emeritus (Simon Fraser U.) Chem1 Virtual Textbook