# Flashcards - TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Thermodynamics

Flashcards - TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Thermodynamics
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work
In physics, a force is said to do work if, when acting there is a displacement of the point of application in the direction of the force
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specific heat capacity
Heat capacity or thermal capacity is a measurable physical quantity equal to the ratio of the heat added to an object to the resulting temperature change
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calorie
Calories are units of energy
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potential energy
In physics, potential energy is energy possessed by a body by virtue of its position relative to others, stresses within itself, electric charge, and other factors
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heat
In physics, heat is energy that spontaneously passes between a system and its surroundings in some way other than through work or the transfer of matter
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heat
In physics, heat is energy that spontaneously passes between a system and its surroundings in some way other than through work or the transfer of matter
potential energy
In physics, potential energy is energy possessed by a body by virtue of its position relative to others, stresses within itself, electric charge, and other factors
calorie
Calories are units of energy
specific heat capacity
Heat capacity or thermal capacity is a measurable physical quantity equal to the ratio of the heat added to an object to the resulting temperature change
work
In physics, a force is said to do work if, when acting there is a displacement of the point of application in the direction of the force
exothermic reaction
An exothermic reaction is a chemical reaction that releases energy by light or heat
thermochemical equation
A Thermochemical Equation is a balanced stoichiometric chemical equation that includes the enthalpy change, Î”H
calorimeter
A calorimeter is an object used for calorimetry, or the process of measuring the heat of chemical reactions or physical changes as well as heat capacity
Heating things up increases the entropy
Entropy is a measure of the energy of a system that is unavailable for doing useful work
endothermic reaction
The term endothermic process describes a process or reaction in which the system absorbs energy from its surroundings; usually, but not always, in the form of heat
joule
The joule , symbol J, is a derived unit of energy in the International System of Units

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