Phase Changes and Heating Curves


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1. How does adding energy to a solid change the substance?

2. What is sublimation and why does it occur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Phase changes refer to the process by which a substance changes between states, and this quiz and worksheet combination will help you test your knowledge of these topics. The questions on the quiz will test you on phase changes and transitions, as well as heating curves and types of phase changes that occur independently of temperature.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying which phase change has taken place
  • The transition from solid to liquid
  • The purpose of a heating curve
  • Phase transitions

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to test your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on phase changes and transitions as well as heating curves from the related lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about vaporization in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as phase transition
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about something that is added to a solid to make it a liquid

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson titled Phase Changes and Heating Curves. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define a phase change
  • Differentiate between the types of phase changes
  • Define and differentiate between vaporization and condensation
  • Describe a heating curve and understand what it tells you