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  • noun uncountable The condition of being endothermic
  • noun countable A measure of the relative endothermic character of a reaction or process


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  • Seeing that there is a tendency in nature for the steady dissipation of energy, it follows that an exothermic substance is stable, for it tends to remain as it is unless heat is supplied to it, or work is done upon it; whereas, according to its degree of endothermicity, an endothermic substance is more or less unstable, for it is always ready to emit heat, or to do work, as soon as an opportunity is given to it to decompose.

    Acetylene, the Principles of Its Generation and Use


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