What are Heating and Cooling Curves?


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Heating and cooling curves show the _______ a given substance undergoes as the temperature of the substance changes.

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1. The temperature at which a substance changes from a gas to a liquid is called the __________.

2. At the melting point of a substance, temperature ________ as heat is being added and the substance is changing from a solid to a liquid.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your understanding of heating and cooling curves with this quiz and worksheet. To do well on this assessment, you'll need to know about the various phases on a heating/cooling curve.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • The phases present when a substance meets its melting/freezing point
  • What happens to temperature at the liquid phase
  • The function of heating and cooling curves

Skills Practiced

Skills practiced include:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the temperature at which a substances changes into liquid from a gas
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on heating and cooling curves
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions involving the melting point of substances

Additional Learning

Review the lesson, What are Heating and Cooling Curves?, to learn about heating and cooling curves. Objectives covered include:

  • Review a diagram of the heating curve
  • Understand the phases on the heating/cooling curve
  • Define melting point, freezing point and boiling point