The manner in which a substance is endothermic is of importance as regards the practical employment of explosives.
Acetylene is endothermic, liberating heat when it is decomposed, absorbing it when it is produced.
All chemical compounds are either “endothermic” or “exothermic.”
The stability of endothermic bodies like nitric oxide and ozone at low temperatures requires further investigation.
In endothermic compounds energy, in some form, has been taken up in the act of formation of the compound.
All carbon compounds, excepting carbon dioxide, and many if not all compounds of nitrogen, are endothermic.
Another idea of the meaning of endothermic is obtained from acetylene.
Explosives are the commonest examples of endothermic compounds.
endothermic en·do·ther·mic (ěn'dō-thûr'mĭk) or en·do·ther·mal (-məl)
Of or relating to a chemical reaction during which there is absorption of heat.
Of or relating to an endotherm; warm-blooded.