# Is energy absorbed, destroyed, produced, or released in order to break a chemical bond?

##### 1 Answer
Jan 12, 2017

Clearly, energy is ABSORBED when a bond is broken.........

#### Explanation:

${H}_{2} \left(g\right) + \Delta \rightarrow 2 H \cdot$;

Bond breaking is an $\text{endothermic process}$. Bond formation is an $\text{exothermic process}$.