Why is freezing an exothermic process?
In this process of freezing, water loses heat to the surroundings, so it is an exothermic process.
Freezing is a process of liquid changing its state to solid. Let's scrutinize the process closely.
Let's start with water. A cup of water contains a large amount of tiny
In this process, the water releases heat to the surroundings, so it is an exothermic process.
When water lose energy, the individual molecules move slower (decreased kinetic energy). Eventually the water molecules will become locked in place (freeze) as they maximize the number of hydrogen bonds they form with other water molecules.