Ch 28: Connection Between Matter & Energy

About This Chapter

Don't worry about getting ready to take a big test when you have help from the resources provided in this informative chapter on the connection between energy and matter. The lessons make matter and energy topics easy to understand so you're ready for related questions on exam day.

Connection Between Matter & Energy - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll find bite-sized lessons and multiple-choice quizzes designed to help you review the connection between energy and matter. Some of the lesson topics include the first and second laws of thermodynamics and the law of conservation of matter, plus the relationship between different energy types and the types of energy transformation. Once you complete this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Outline the physical and chemical properties of matter
  • Differentiate between chemical and physical changes to states of matter
  • Convert between Kelvins and Celsius
  • Define thermal energy and provide examples
  • Calculate specific heat capacity for different substances
  • Identify the different mechanisms of heat transfer
  • Explain the different types of energy
  • Compare heat and temperature

Take your time as you complete this chapter, and feel free to view the lessons as many times as needed. Use the timeline to quickly navigate our video lessons. As a great way to check your understanding, take the quizzes provided with the lessons and the test at the end of the chapter. Help from an instructor is available through the Dashboard if you need it.

13 Lessons in Chapter 28: Connection Between Matter & Energy
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First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy

1. First Law of Thermodynamics: Law of Conservation of Energy

This video describes the first law of thermodynamics. Several examples of the application of this law are discussed. The significance of the law and its practical application are discussed as well.

Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy and Systems

2. Second Law of Thermodynamics: Entropy and Systems

In this lesson, we'll learn about the second law of thermodynamics. By studying this law, you'll understand how energy works and why we're all moving towards eventual chaos and disorder.

Law of Conservation of Matter: Definition & Matter

3. Law of Conservation of Matter: Definition & Matter

In this lesson, we'll learn the definition of the Law of Conservation of Mass, sometimes called the Conservation of Matter. This lesson explores the discovery of this important principle and covers a few examples of how it works.

Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

4. Kinetic Energy to Potential Energy: Relationship in Different Energy Types

This video defines and describes kinetic and potential energy. You'll learn how different types of energy can be classified as potential and kinetic. You'll also find out how kinetic and potential energy are transformed.

Energy Transformation: Definition, Types & Examples

5. Energy Transformation: Definition, Types & Examples

In this lesson, you will learn about the different kinds of energy and how these types of energy can be transformed from one form to another. You will also learn about some uses of these energy transformations in everyday life.

Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

6. Matter: Physical and Chemical Properties

How are substances identified? There are two major ways we can describe a substance: physical properties and chemical properties. Learn about how chemists use properties to classify matter as either a mixture or a pure substance.

States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

7. States of Matter and Chemical Versus Physical Changes to Matter

The world around us is constantly changing. Chemists put those changes into two main categories: physical changes and chemical changes. This lesson will define and provide examples of each.

Temperature Units: Converting Between Kelvin and Celsius

8. Temperature Units: Converting Between Kelvin and Celsius

Have you ever wondered what the lowest possible temperature is? In this lesson, you will learn what temperature measures. You will also be introduced to the Kelvin scale (an absolute scale) and learn how it relates to the Celsius scale.

What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

9. What is Thermal Energy? - Definition & Examples

This lesson defines and identifies examples of thermal energy everywhere from your kitchen to the Earth's core. We'll discuss geothermal energy, a renewable energy source, as well.

How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity for Different Substances

10. How to Calculate Specific Heat Capacity for Different Substances

This lesson describes specific heat capacity and explains how the specific heat capacity of water helps to maintain a relatively constant temperature in nature. Learn how to identify the specific heat capacity of other common materials and how to calculate specific heat capacity with an experiment.

Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

11. Mechanisms of Heat Transfer: Conduction, Convection & Radiation

There are three main ways that heat is transferred between substances or objects. In this video lesson you'll learn about each one, and identify the differences between them.

What are the Different Types of Energy?

12. What are the Different Types of Energy?

Energy is one of the most fundamental concepts in many scientific fields. Learn more about its different types, subsequently testing your knowledge with a quiz.

Comparing Heat & Temperature

13. 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.

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