What is Thermochemistry

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What is Thermochemistry? Thermochemistry is the study of how heat is released or absorbed as a result of chemical reactions. It is concerned with the heat exchange accompanying transformations, such as mixing, phase transitions, chemical reactions, etc., which includes calculations of such quantities as the heat capacity, heat of combustion, heat of formation, etc. Thermochemistry is also a branch of thermodynamics and is utilized by a wide range of scientists and engineers. For example, biochemists use thermochemistry to understand bioenergetics, whereas chemical engineers apply thermochemistry to design manufacturing plants. Chemical reactions involve the conversion of a set of chemical substances collectively referred to as "reactants" to a set of substances communally referred to as "products." Many things in the real world are a result of the transfer of heat. From the simple things such as putting ice into your glass of water to the common such as burning fuel for a car, thermochemistry pervades our lives. When one exercises, the body naturally cools down due to
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2011 for the course CHEM 101 taught by Professor Shah during the Spring '11 term at Brown College.

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