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physics and chemistry, heat is energy transferred from one body to another by thermal interactions. The transfer of energy can occur in a variety of ways, among them conduction,radiation, and convection. The SI unit of heat is the joule. Heat can be measured by calorimeter, or determined indirectly by calculations based on other quantities, relying for instance on the first law of thermodynamics. In calorimeter, the concepts of latent heat and of sensible heat are used. Latent heat produces changes of...

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Heat of Neutralization

Heat of Neutralization: Lab Report In part A of this lab I determined the heat capacity of a calorimeter made out of two Styrofoam cups nesting together with a cardboard top containing a hole in the middle. First I placed 50 mL of water in the calorimeter, waited five minutes for the water to reach equilibrium, and used the computer’s temperature instrument to record the final temperature of the system. Next I heated 50 mL of water in a 250 mL beaker until the water reached 43.1 C (approximately...

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Heat and Temperature

Heat and Temperature Heat is often described by the average individual as being the change in temperature from hot to cold. “Often the concepts of heat and temperature are thought to be the same, but they are not.” Heat and Temperature, para. 2) Perhaps the reasoning behind the incorrect reasoning is that humans associate the two together because when heat is applied to an object the temperature rises. The kinetic theory of matter better explains the underlying cause as to what takes place...

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Specific Heat

Introduction Specific heat is defined as the measure of the ability of a substance to change temperature. Specific heat of a substance is the heat needed to change the temperature of 1 gram of a substance once degree Celsius. The more Joules (unit of heat) needed, the higher the specific heat will be. The goal is to determine specific heat of a soil sample as compared to water. This difference has many ramifications regarding our climate, with local and global. Hypothesis I predict that after...

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Absorbing Heat

Introduction- Heat is energy that is warm. Heat energy comes from different energy forms or types like electrical. Heat is also natural, from the sun. Heat transforms by reflecting on something and giving it warmth. The temperatures on the coloured cans will vary because they absorb different amounts of heat. According to the particle theory when an object heats up the particles spread out and move more. Aim- The aim of this experiment is to test how colour affects the amount of heat being absorbed...

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Heat of Combustion

Chemistry – Heats of combustion. To determine the heats of combustion of selected alkanols and to use this information to determine the heat of combustion for a longer chain alkanols. Formula ΔH=-mCΔT Heat of combustion ΔH/n = molar heat of combustion. Materials -100 degrees thermometer -glass stirring rod -aluminium beaker -electronic balance -bosshead and clamp -retort stand Method 1) Set up the apparatus as shown above. 2) Measure the weight of aluminium can 3) Use the...

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Heat Detector

A heat detector is a fire alarm device designed to respond when the convected thermal energy of a fire increases the temperature of a heat sensitive element. The thermal mass and conductivity of the element regulate the rate flow of heat into the element. All heat detectors have this thermal lag. Heat detectors have two main classifications of operation, "rate-of-rise" and "fixed temperature." |Contents | | ...

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Heat and Iron

remove creases. It is named for the metal of which the device is commonly made, and the use of it is generally called ironing. Ironing works by loosening the ties between the long chains of molecules that exist in polymer fiber materials. With the heat and the weight of the ironing plate, the fibers are stretched and the fabric maintains its new shape when cool. Some materials, such as cotton, require the use of water to loosen the intermolecular bonds. Many materials developed in the twentieth century...

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Joule Heat Laboratory Report

Joule Heat John Doe 4/3/2014 Introduction The objective of this lab is to learn that whenever there is an electrical current in a conductor, there is some electrical energy that is converted into heat energy. The heat generated in an electrical circuit is commonly referred to as joule heat. Sir James Joule studies of these separate phenomena lead him to the discovery of the proportionality constant known as the Joule equivalent of heat, denoted by J. The Joule equivalent of heat is the amount...

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Heat of Fusion for Ice

7/16/12 Heat of Fusion Heat of Fusion for Ice Introduction: This lab report is a step by step process in calculating the heat of fusion for ice and to compare the differences between salt added to room temperature water and salt added to icy water. To calculate heat of fusion, one must understand heat of fusion. Heat of fusion is the amount of heat required to convert a mass of a solid at its melting point into a liquid without an increase in temperature. As difficult as this may sound,...

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