Syllabus Objectives – Energy Changes

Self Assessment Checklist

Energy Changes I can do this!
(a) Describe the meaning of enthalpy change in terms of exothermic (∆H = negative) and endothermic (∆H = positive) reactions.  
(b) Represent energy changes by energy profile diagrams, including reaction enthalpy changes and activation energies of reactions.  
(c) Describe bond breaking as an endothermic process and bond making as an exothermic process.  
(d) Explain overall enthalpy changes in terms of the energy changes associated with the breaking and making of covalent bonds.  
(e) Describe hydrogen, derived from water or hydrocarbons, as a potential fuel, reacting with oxygen to generate electricity directly in a fuel cell.