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What is an example of an exothermic?
Another simple example of an exothermic reaction is combustion, such as lighting a candle. An initial input of energy causes oxygen and wax react to produce carbon dioxide, water, and heat.
What are 3 types of mammals?
Mammals can be divided into three more groups based on how their babies develop. These three groups are monotremes, marsupials, and the largest group, placental mammals. Monotremes are mammals that lay eggs. The only monotremes that are alive today are the spiny anteater, or echidna, and the platypus.
What is meant by an endothermic reaction?
When energy is released as heat, the process is exothermic, and when heat is absorbed, the process is endothermic. An endothermic reaction is one which results in a net decrease in temperature because it absorbs heat from the surroundings and stores the energy in the bonds formed in the reaction.
Which animals are ectothermic?
The ectotherms include the fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates. The body temperature of an aquatic ectotherm is usually very close to the temperature of the surrounding water.
Are snakes endothermic?
Snakes are reptiles and all reptiles are ectothermic (ecto = from the outside, thermic = temperature). This means that they obtain body heat from their environment. Mammals, such as humans, are endothermic (endo = from the inside, thermic = temperature) or warm-blooded.