heat of formation

Definition of heat of formation

: the heat of reaction resulting from the formation of a compound by direct union of its elements, usually expressed in calories per mole of the compound

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“Heat of formation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heat%20of%20formation. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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