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What chemicals dissolve that absorb a lot of energy from their surroundings?

I am trying to research chemicals that absorb energy when dissolving but am having trouble, can I have some help?

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Contributor III

Re: What chemicals dissolve that absorb a lot of energy from their surroundings?

Dear Artas,

Most solution formation processes are net exothermic.  A few that are endothermic are:

Ammonium Nitrate (used in cold-packs) in water.

Ammonium Chloride in water.

Potassium Chloride in water.

Sodium bicarbonate in Citric acid/water solvent.

Best regards,

Steven Cooke

New Contributor II

Re: What chemicals dissolve that absorb a lot of energy from their surroundings?

Dear Artas,

Look up the table of Heat of Formation and Solution in the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (Chemical Rubber Publishing Co.). In my 43rd edition this table is on pages 1807-1831. The Heats of Solution for numerous inorganic compounds are listed.

Regards,

Ernest Lippert

Contributor III

Re: What chemicals dissolve that absorb a lot of energy from their surroundings?

Good reference!  Mine is 89th Edition, Section 5-85,86, page 864.  Be careful to read the definitions to make sure you are selecting the correct values (+/-) heat gain/loss.

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