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Energy Chapter 5

Temperature The measure of the average kinetic energy of the particles of a substance.
Fahrenheit Scale The temperature scale on which water freezes at 32 degrees F and boils at 212 degrees F.
Celsius Scale The temperature scale on which water freezes at 0 degrees C And boils at 100 degrees C.
Kelvin Scale The temperature scale on which zero is the temperature at which no more energy can be removed from matter.
Absolute Zero The temperature at which no more energy can be removed from matter.
Heat The transfer of thermal energy from a warmer object to a cooler object.
Convection The transfer of thermal energy by the movement of a fluid.
Convection Current The movement of a fluid, caused by difference in temperature, that transfers heat from one part of the fluid to another.
Radiation The transfer of energy through space by electromagnetic waves.
Conduction The transfer of thermal energy from one particle of matter to another.
Conductor A material that conducts heat well.
Insulator A material that doesn't conduct heat well.
Specific Heat The amount of heat required to raise the temperature of a material by 1 kelvin, which is equivalent to 1 degree Celsius.
Thermal Expansion The expansion of matter when it is heated.
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