Endothermic reactions are chemical reactions which absorb energy from the environment. The products of the reaction store the energy absorbed in the form of chemical bonds, according to More » Science Physics Thermodynamics

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Combustion reactions can only be exothermic. In chemical reactions, old bonds are broken to form new ones. Depending on the energy difference between broken and formed bonds, the total reaction energy is either positive ... More » Science Chemistry
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