Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 5 Principles of Chemical Reactivity: Energy and Chemical Reactions - Study Questions: 1

Answer

There is the system and the surroundings.

Work Step by Step

In thermodynamics, the system and the surroundings are important for conservation of energy. The system is whatever is being examined, and the surroundings is everything else in the universe. Any energy lost by the system must go to the surroundings.
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