11 terms

Heat and temperature

the transfer of thermal with no overall transfer of matter, within a material or between materials that are touching
the transfer of thermal energy when particles of a fluid alternaty heats up and cools down
absolute zero
a temperature of 0 kelvins
the transfer of energy by waves moving through space
specific heat
the amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of material by one degree celsius
a measure of how hot or cold an object is compared to a reference point
heat energy
a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature
the process of burning fuel to produce thermal energy
melting point
sthe temperature in which a solid turns into a liquid
freezing point
the temperature below which a liquid turns into a solid
boiling poiint
the temperature at which a substance changes from a liquid to a gas