Exothermic and endothermic reactions

The resources in this list provide several memorable and often spectacular demonstrations which illustrate both exothermic and endothermic reactions, together with suggested investigations for students to carry out themselves.

The resources will help deliver the following topics:

  • energy changes on changes of state (qualitative)
  • exothermic and endothermic chemical reactions (qualitative)

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