Chemical Reactions

Kinetics and Thermodynamics

What is a heat of formation?

The standard heat of formation for a substance is the change in enthalpy associated with its formation of one mole (see “History of Chemistry”) of a substance from its elements with the constituent elements in their standard states (see “Analytical Chemistry”).


This is a web preview of the "The Handy Chemistry Answer Book" app. Many features only work on your mobile device. If you like what you see, we hope you will consider buying. Get the App