3. When looking at a potential energy graph, how do you know if a reaction is
exothermic or endothermic?


  1. Answer:

    The correct answer is –

    if the potential energy of reactants is less than the potential energy then it is an endothermic reaction and if the potential energy of reactants is more than the products it is an exothermic reaction.


    The potential energy graph represents the energy change in a reaction as it progresses. In the initial part of the reaction, the energy shows are the energy of reactants that takes part in the reaction, and in the later phase, the energy has represented the energy of products of the reaction.

    To find the reaction if it is endothermic or exothermic one can see if the potential energy is increased or decrease with the progress of the reaction. if the reaction is increasing in energy with the progress then it is endothermic and exothermic in less energy.

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