Heat Transfer Examples: Problems & Solutions


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A house is kept at 21° C. Which way will heat energy flow in the system including a table top and an ice cube?

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1. What is latent heat?


How much ice can be melted using 500 joules of thermal energy?

csolid ice = 334 J/g

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your comprehension of heat transfer examples with these multiple-choice quiz questions. Quiz topics include how heat energy flows in a given system and an explanation of latent heat. There are several practice problems on the quiz as well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These points will be addressed on the quiz:

  • Amount of ice melted from 500 joules of thermal energy
  • Determining the amounts of heat needed to raise 1 gram of a substance by 1°C
  • The heat energy needed in a sample problem involving liquid water turning into a gas

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve heat transfer practice problems
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define 'latent heat'
  • Making connections - use your understanding of thermal energy to evaluate how much ice can be melted by 500 joules of it
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way heat energy flows in a given house system

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Heat Transfer Examples: Problems & Solutions to learn more about the following key areas:

  • Definition of 'temperature'
  • Energy in the second law of thermodynamics
  • Thermal equilibrium in a system
  • Phase change example