Clarification on heat transfer but no temp change


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Simone Seliger 1C
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Clarification on heat transfer but no temp change

Postby Simone Seliger 1C » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:44 pm

I am conceptually confused on how heat (a form of energy) can be transferred into or out of a system, yet there is no temperature change of that system. I do understand that temperature is the measure of thermal motion, not heat, but still need someone to clarify. Thanks!

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Re: Clarification on heat transfer but no temp change

Postby Nerissa_Low_2F » Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:01 pm

The only time I can really think of this is happening is during a phase change. During this time, you can think of there being no temperature change because the heat is being fully used to break bonds to go from solid to liquid or liquid to gas.

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Re: Clarification on heat transfer but no temp change

Postby Simone Seliger 1C » Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:16 pm

Thanks! That actually really helped.


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