Ch 30: CEOE Physical Science: Thermodynamics

About This Chapter

Thermodynamics involves the production of heat through movement and impact. This portion of our CEOE Physical Science course examines thermodynamics concepts that are contained on this CEOE test and provides a way for you to refresh your memories of these physic concepts.

CEOE Physical Science: Thermodynamics - Chapter Summary

In this collection of video lessons, you will be reviewing the ideas behind thermodynamics that are found on the CEOE Physical Science exam. This course will help you understand the following concepts that may be found on the test:

  • Heat and temperature comparisons
  • Combustion and formation and energy changes
  • Endothermic vs. exothermic reactions
  • Examples of thermal expansion
  • Laws of thermodynamics
  • The Carnot Cycle

Thanks to the timeline feature included with each lesson, you can skip ahead to any specific thermodynamic topic you wish. Once you are done review the videos, the self-assessment quizzes will help you warm up for the actual CEOE Physical Science exam.

CEOE Physical Science: Thermodynamics Chapter Objectives

Teachers in the state of Oklahoma can take the CEOE Physical Science exam to obtain certification as a science teacher in a secondary school. Questions on thermodynamics will be found in the Structure of Matter and Changes in Matter section of the Physical Science exam. This section, which is entirely in multiple-choice format, makes up about 29% of the test. After watching the engaging videos in this chapter, you can prepare for test day using the multiple-choice chapter exam, which is formatted similar to the actual CEOE Physical Science exam.

7 Lessons in Chapter 30: CEOE Physical Science: Thermodynamics
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Comparing Heat & Temperature

1. Comparing Heat & Temperature

Heat and temperature aren't the same thing, contrary to everyday usage. Learn about the differences between the two concepts in science. Test your understanding with a quiz.

How Heat of Combustion & Formation Affects Energy

2. How Heat of Combustion & Formation Affects Energy

The heat of combustion and heat of formation tells us how much energy is in a compound. In this lesson, we will learn how they are determined and how they can be used to calculate energy of a reaction.

Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions

3. Endothermic and Exothermic Reactions

Explore a chemical reaction at the molecular level. Learn about exothermic and endothermic reactions, what they look like and what happens when they occur. Understand enthalpy and how you can use it to predict whether a reaction will be exothermic or endothermic.

Thermal Expansion: Importance & Examples

4. Thermal Expansion: Importance & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain what thermal expansion is, why it is important, provide some examples of thermal expansion in real life and complete basic thermal expansion calculations. A short quiz will follow.

The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

5. The Zeroth Law of Thermodynamics

After watching this video, you will be able to state the zeroth law of thermodynamics, what it means, and why it is important. A short quiz will follow.

The Laws of Thermodynamics

6. The Laws of Thermodynamics

Learn about the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Find out how energy is generated, how it converts from one form to another, and what happens to energy in a closed system.

Efficiency & the Carnot Cycle: Equations & Examples

7. Efficiency & the Carnot Cycle: Equations & Examples

After watching this video, you will be able to explain the Carnot Cycle, including what it represents and how it works, and calculate the efficiency of a particular Carnot engine. A short quiz will follow.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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