from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Releasing heat: an exothermic reaction.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. That releases energy in the form of heat.
- adj. That releases heat during its formation, and absorbs it during its decomposition
- adj. Of an animal whose body temperature is regulated by external factors; cold-blooded
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Characterized by, or formed with, evolution of heat; ; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to a liberation of heat.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. (of a chemical reaction or compound) occurring or formed with the liberation of heat
So when you actually generate the chloroform, that chemical reaction is what ` s called exothermic, so it generates quite a good deal of heat, and that heat can get out of hand.
This reaction is exothermic, that is, it releases heat, and will occur spontaneously in the presence of a nickel or ruthenium catalyst nickel is cheaper, ruthenium is better.
This process is exothermic, meaning that it releases heat.
'exothermic' process that can raise the starting temperature of 650 degrees by another 200 degrees.
I won't mention proportions or how to trigger it - this is a highly exothermic and dangerous reaction ..
The word that comes to mind is exothermic, the first nanoseconds of an explosion splintering into white-hot fractal fissures.
Great lessons there on thermochemistry, especially what an exothermic reaction is
Above 1800 oF, an exothermic reaction, a fire, took place with the zirconium cladding around the uranium pellets.
Creatures that are exothermic rely on the temperature outside their bodies and store heat internally.
Sulfuric acid - here's a little tidbit: when you mix sulphuric acid with water it causes an exothermic reaction, which means it burns!