Heat v Thermal Energy

isochoric/isometric:
isothermal:
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Mary Becerra 2D
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Heat v Thermal Energy

Postby Mary Becerra 2D » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:09 pm

Is there a difference between heat and thermal energy or can they be used interchangeably?

Xin He 2L
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Re: Heat v Thermal Energy

Postby Xin He 2L » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:30 pm

All heat is thermal energy but not all thermal energy is heat. Heat only refers to the thermal energy that is transferred between objects.

Elizabeth Bamishaye 2I
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Re: Heat v Thermal Energy

Postby Elizabeth Bamishaye 2I » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:07 pm

The transferring of heat occurs because of thermal energy because thermal energy is the driving force for heat transfer.

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Re: Heat v Thermal Energy

Postby Sophia Kim 1C » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:29 pm

Heat is the transfer of thermal energy from an object of higher energy to an object of lower energy while thermal energy is the total energy associated to a system at a given temperature.


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