Why is heat produced/released when we add water (H2O) to calcium oxide (CaO)?

Dec 2019
2
0
New York
Why is heat produced/released when we add water (H2O) to calcium oxide (CaO)?
 
Sep 2018
70
17
England
The basic answer is that the sum of all the bonding energies of the products is less than the sum of all the bonding energies of the reactants.
The difference in these energies is released as heat.
 
Dec 2019
2
0
New York
The basic answer is that the sum of all the bonding energies of the products is less than the sum of all the bonding energies of the reactants.
The difference in these energies is released as heat.

Thank you so much Woody!