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Heat

heat transfer and energy

TermDefinition
Conduction transfer heat by directly touching an object to another object
Convection The transfer of heat because of the up and down flow of air or fluids due to difference in temperatures
Radiation The transfer of heat through a space
Temperature a measure of the average amount of kinetic energy
Absolute zero temperature point at which all molecular and atomic motion stops
Equilibrium reached when the temperature of a substance reaches the same amount of heat
Thermal insulators Any object that does not transfer heat well
Thermal conductor any object that does transfer heat well
Thermal Expansion increase in the volume of a substance due to an increase in temperature
Heat Type of energy transferred between objects that are at different
Kelvin The temperature scale that shows water boils at 373 and freezes at 273
Celsius The temperature scale that shows water boils at 100 and freezes at 0
Fahrenheit The temperature scale that shows water boils at 212 and freezes at 32
Thermometer A devise or tool used to find the average kinetic energy of a substance
Created by: karenpost