Exothermic Reaction: Definition & Example


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Exothermic reactions ______.

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1. The energy given off in an exothermic reaction can be in the form of ______.

2. The energy given off in a exothermic chemical reaction is usually the result of breaking ______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will test your knowledge of exothermic reactions through questions that ask you to complete a definition, identify a type of reaction and complete statements about exothermic reactions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions ask about:

  • Exothermic reactions and when they occur
  • Forms of released energy
  • Examples of chemical reactions

Skills Practiced

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast examples of reactions that would and would not be considered exothermic
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you can accurately identify the effect of exothermic reactions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the forms of energy given off in an exothermic reaction as well as the cause of that energy release

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Exothermic Reaction: Definition & Examples is a great way to learn more about this chemistry topic. Using this lesson will help you cover these objectives:

  • Define chemical reaction
  • Know the forms of energy exothermic reactions can produce
  • Understand provided examples of exothermic reactions