1. An acid-base neutralization reaction is exothermic. For the measurement of the enthalpy of neutralization, for the reaction, heat is inevitably lost to the calorimeter (beaker or styrofoam cup). How will this unaccounted for heat loss affect the reported value for the enthalpy of neautralization for the reaction? 2. enthalpy (heat) of neutralization = heat released by neutralization reaction / moles of acid or base that react 3. The attempt at a solution..I'm stumped, I need someone smarter than me to explain this to me.