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

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Jul 7, 2018

Answer:

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+BrarrAB + Delta#

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

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

#AB + Deltararr A + B#

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