What are some common mistakes students make with exothermic reactions?
Exothermic reactions are those chemical reactions that release energy in the form of light or heat.
The total energy of the reactants is always greater than the total energy of the products. The common mistakes that students make is that they replace exothermic by endothermic reactions i.e they misplace the concept. remember that exo in exothermic means release which makes it easier to remember.
For exothermic it is necessary to mention heat in the product side and thus only the reaction shall be complete.