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Why is the reaction H2 + Cl2 → 2HCl exothermic?



A. More bonds are broken than formed
B. More bonds are formed than broken
C. Energy involved in bond breaking is greater than energy involved in bond formation
D. Energy involved in bond formation is greater than energy involved in bond breaking

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Asked by Caleblook, Last updated: Jan 23, 2020

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T. Moore

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T. Moore, Writer, MA, Washington

Answered Mar 07, 2019

The correct answer is option D
In exothermic reactions, more energy is involved when bonds are formed in the products than used to break the bonds reactant. If the total energy requir...Read More
 

caleblook

Caleblook

Answered Mar 01, 2018

Energy involved in bond formation is greater than energy involved in bond breaking
 

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