Sublimation, when a solid transforms into a gas, is an endothermic phrase change, while deposition, when a gas transforms to a solid, is an exothermic phase change. There are a total of six phase changes in matter, and t... More » Science Chemistry States of Matter

Sublimation is an endothermic process, which means that energy must be added to a substance to facilitate the process. Sublimation is the term that describes a solid substance turning directly into a gas. More » Science Physics Thermodynamics

The difference between exothermic and endothermic reactions is found in their names: "endo" means to draw into itself, whereas "exo" means to emit. All chemical reactions either release or use energy, which can be in the... More » Science Chemistry Atoms & Molecules
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