science chapter 9 test

a measure of the average kinetic energy of its particles
the SI unit for temperature (K)
thermal energy
the sum of the kinetic and potential energy of all the particles that make up an object
thermal energy that flows from something at a higher temperature to something at a lower temperature
specific heat
amount of thermal energy needed to raise the temperature of 1 kg of some material by 1°C
4 states of matter
solid, liquid, gas, plasma
particles are packed closely together and are constantly vibrating in place- strong attractive forces hold particles in place
attractive forces between particles are weaker than in a solid and can slide past each other- attractive forces are strong enough to cause particles to ling together- definite volume but not definite shape
particles are far apart and attractive forces between them are weak-particles do not cling together- no definite shape or volume
made of electrically charged particles-matter consisting of positively and negatively charged particles and does not have a definite shape or volume
the transfer of thermal energy between colliding particles
the transfer of thermal energy by the movement of warmer and cooler materials occurs in a fluid by the movement of fluid from place to place
thermal conductor
a material in which thermal energy is transferred easily
thermal insulator
a material in which thermal energy moves slowly
the transfer of energy by electromagnetic waves
convection current
rising of warmer fluid and sinking of cooler fluid
forms when the air around matter cools enough so that water vapor in the air changes to a liquid
temperature increases, particles in liquid move faster and become farther apart and no longer cling together- vaporization occurs as liquid changes into gas- can occur within the liquid or at the surface of the liquid
vaporization that occurs at the surface of a liquid- causes temperature of liquid to decrease