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Reaction in which heat is released along with the formation of products is called
Exothermic Chemical Reaction
RESPIRATION-AN EXOTHERMIC ENERGY
We need energy to stay alive. We get this energy from the food we eat. Duringdigestion, food is broken down into simpler substances.For example, rice, potatoes and bread contain carbohydrates. These carbohydratesare broken down to form glucose. This glucose combines with oxygen in the cellsof our body and provides energy. The special name of this reaction is respiration.C
(aq) + 6O
(aq) + 6H
O (l) + energy(Glucose)
A single reactant breaks down to give simpler products. This is a decompositionreaction.
(Ferrous sulphate) (Ferric oxide)Ferrous sulphate crystals (FeSO
O) lose water when heated and the colour of the crystals changes. It then decomposes to ferric oxide (Fe
), sulphur dioxide(SO
) and sulphur trioxide (SO
). Ferric oxide is a solid,while SO
Thermal Decomposition.When a decomposition reaction is carried out by heating, it is called thermaldecomposition.Endothermic reaction
White silver chloride turns grey in sunlight. This is due to the decomposition of silver chloride into silver and chlorine by light.
Silver bromide also behaves in the same way.
(g)Br +2Ag(s) 2AgBr(s)