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Heat Transfer & Interaction - Chapter Summary
Ensure you have a quality grasp of heat transfer and interaction by exploring this chapter's bite-sized lessons. Each lesson covers a unique topic to ensure you fully comprehend the basics of thermal expansion, latent heat, how to calculate specific heat capacity for different substances and more. Test your knowledge of concepts covered in this chapter by taking multiple-choice quizzes and a practice exam. Our Dashboard tracks your progress and lets you submit lesson topic questions to our experts. Once you've utilized these resources, you will have the knowledge to do the following:
- Describe changes in energy and heat through diagrams
- Define a phase diagram and phase transition and explain why heating curves have plateaus
- Calculate specific heat capacity for a variety of substances
- Explain the importance of thermal expansion
- Detail the process of measuring temperature and converting units of temperature
- Share the definition and examples of latent heat
- Make calculations involving heat, energy and temperature changes
- Exhibit knowledge of heat transfer
1. Measuring Temperature & Converting Units of Temperature
In this video lesson, we will learn what temperature is, how we measure it and the units it is measured in. We will also learn how to convert easily between the different units using simple conversion factors.
2. Changes in Heat and Energy Diagrams
Did you know that temperature and heat are not the same thing? Did you know that the temperature of water doesn't change when it boils? This lesson describes the relationship between heat and temperature. Diagrams are used to illustrate the relationship between heat and temperature during phase changes.
3. Phase Changes and Heating Curves
Learn the phases - gas, liquid, solid and plasma. Learn what a phase diagram is and what terms describe the movement between phases: melting, sublimating, freezing, vaporization, condensation, and deposition. Discover why heating curves have plateaus, what a phase transition is, and what happens during this transition.
4. 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.
5. Latent Heat: Definition, Formula & Examples
Heat is an important component of phase changes. This lesson will delve into the concept of latent heat and how it affects of the behavior of matter during phase changes.
6. Calculating Heat, Energy & Temperature Changes
In this lesson, we're going to learn about the relationship between heat and temperature. We'll explore how they affect each other by working through an example problem and gain insight into their relationship by learning how to read a heating curve.
7. 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.
8. Heat Transfer Examples: Problems & Solutions
Heat is energy and energy can be transferred. Heat spontaneously flows from warmer substances to cooler substances. In this lesson, we will explore how heat energy transfers from warmer objects to cooler objects.
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