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Is sweating endothermic or exothermic?

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Is sweating endothermic or exothermic?

Exothermic vs. Endothermic:

Exothermic processes transfer heat from a system into the surroundings, causing the system to become cooler. In contrast, endothermic processes transfer heat from the surroundings into a system, causing the system to become warmer.

Answer and Explanation:

When you sweat, the water evaporates from your skin, cooling your body off. Exothermic processes cause heat to be transferred from a system to the...

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Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions

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