# What is the amount of heat energy associated with the reverse process?

Jul 7, 2018

Does not conservation of energy imply that the energy associated with the reverse process is PRECISELY the same as the forward process?

#### Explanation:

And so we might consider a simple EXOTHERMIC reaction....

$A + B \rightarrow A B + \Delta$

Bonds are MADE, and ENERGY is released....

Conservation of energy DIRECTLY specifies we can write the reverse process as....

$A B + \Delta \rightarrow A + B$

The $A - B$ bond is BROKEN....energy is REQUIRED....