Exothermic and endothermic reactions

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What is an exothermic reaction?
Energy is transferred from the reacting substance out to the surroundings.
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What are some examples of exothermic reactions?
Combustion, respiration and neutralisation.
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What are some everyday uses of exothermic reactions?
Self-heating cans and hand warmers.
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What is an endothermic reaction?
Energy is transferred from the surroundings into the reacting substance.
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What are some examples of endothermic reactions?
Photosynthesis and thermal decomposition.
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What are some everyday uses of endothermic reactions?
Sports injury packs
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What happens in a reversible reaction?
It is always endothermic in one direction and exothermic in the other direction.
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What is an example of a reversible reaction?
Hydrated copper sulphate ⎶ anhydrous copper sulphate+water
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