Physical Science Heat

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Conduction

The heat transfer through solids

Insulators

Material that prevents the transfer of heat

Convection

Heat transfer through gases and liquids

Radiation

Transfer of heat through a vacuum (or space)

Thermal Expansion

The increase in volume of a substance due to an increase in temperature

Heat

Form of energy in moving particles of matter

Calorie

Unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure

Absolute Zero

The temperature at which a substance has no kinetic energy to give up. 0 K

Sublimination

When a substance changes directly from a solid to a liquid

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