If a reaction is said to be exothermic, which of the following statements is a correct deduction from the information?

A. the reaction vessel gets hotter as the reaction proceeds
B. ∆H for the reaction is positive
C. the rate of the reaction increases with time
D. the activation energy of the reaction is high
E. the rate of the reaction increases with time

Correct Answer: Option A

A. the reaction vessel gets hotter as the reaction proceeds