Energy Relations in Chemistry

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Energy Relations in Chemistry: Thermochemistry The Nature of Energy Sugar you eat is "combusted" by your body to produce CO 2 and H 2 O. During this process energy is also released. This energy is used (among other things) to: Operate your muscles Maintain your body temperature Chemical reactions involve changes in energy : Some reactions produce energy Some reactions require energy Our society as an "organism" requires energy: 90% of our energy comes from
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Unformatted text preview: chemical reactions involving the combustion of petroleum products. The study of energy and its transformations is known as thermodynamics This area of study began when steam engines were developed during the industrial revolution and the relationships between heat, work and energy for different fuels was being studied. The relationship between chemical reactions and energy changes is known as thermochemistry...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course CHEMISTRY CHM1025 taught by Professor Laurachoudry during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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