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Heat Test

Specific heat capacity the amount of heat needed to raise 1kg of a material 1 degree C
Convection current the flow of heat in a circular motion
Thermal Expansion an increase in the size of a substance in response to an increase in temperature
Exothermic reaction a chemical reaction in which heat is RELEASED
Endothermic reaction a chemical reaction in which heat is ABSORBED
The Greenhouse Effect The process where gases surrounding earth trap re-radiated energy near Earth's surface
Catalyst A substance that assists a chemical reaction but is not chemically changed as it is used
Insulators are substances that tend to have _________________ specific heat capacities. high
Examples of Conductors iron skillet, copper pipe, metal
Latent Heat the energy absorbed or released during a phase change
Conduction the transfer of heat through solids
Convection the transfer of heat through gases and liquids
Radiation the transfer of heat through waves - sun, fire
When warm air is heated it will gain kinetic energy and __________________ rise above the cooler air
Examples of Insulators wood, rubber
Created by: cbeltrani