Problem: Sort the following reactions as either endothermic or exothermic.a. making popcorn in a microwave oven b. a burning match c. the reaction inside a chemical heat pack d. boiling water e. burning rocket fuel

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Exothermic reactions: lose energy and involve bonds breaking; ΔH is negative

Endothermic reactions: gain energy and involve bonds forming; ΔH is positive

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Sort the following reactions as either endothermic or exothermic.

a. making popcorn in a microwave oven
a burning match
the reaction inside a chemical heat pack
boiling water
burning rocket fuel

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