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  • Heat

    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 GENERATED IN APPLIANCES Why do some  appliances produce more heat  than the others?  Most appliances with high power  rating are heating appliances.The heating appliances has  a  heating element like resistors. The resistorsconvert electrical energy into light and thermal energy . It depends on the resistance of material if how much heat can be produced  from electricity.    Those devices who produced heat‚ the Nichrome wire is an element who is responsible for heating . when we say nichrome

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  • Specific Heat

    Specific Heat and Conservation of Energy When energy in the form of heat Q is added to a material‚ the temperature of the material rises. Note that temperature‚ in units of degrees Celsius (°C) or Kelvin (K)‚ is a measure of how hot or cold a substance is‚ while heat‚ in units of joules (J) or calories (cal)‚ is a measure of its thermal energy. 1cal = 4.19J. A measure of the efficiency with which a substance can store this heat energy is known as specific heat capacity‚ or simply the specific heat‚ . The

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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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  • Calorimetry: Specific Heat and Heat of Solution

    conducted to find the specific heat of a metal as well as the heat of solution of a solid. Both experiments required the use of calorimetry to measure heat flow and temperature change. The specific heat of the metal was found by heating it in boiling water before transferring it to the calorimeter that was partially filled with water. After shaking the calorimeter‚ the temperature change was measured and recorded. This information was used to calculate the specific heat. The heat of solution of a solid

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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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  • Heat Energy

    Heat energy Temperature – measure of the average KE of the particles in a substance‚ measured in degrees Celsius or degrees Kelvin. Celsius 0⁰C (freezing point of water) to 100⁰C (boiling point of water) Kelvin 0 K (absolute zero‚ particles stop moving theoretically)‚ equivalent to -273.15⁰C. Uses the same scale for increase‚ ie. a 1⁰C increase in temperature equates to a 1K increase in temperature. Heat – amount of energy transferred‚ measured in Joules (J) Kinetic Energy‚ Thermal

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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 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 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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