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Clarification on heat transfer but no temp change

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:44 pm
by Simone Seliger 1C
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!

Re: Clarification on heat transfer but no temp change

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 4:01 pm
by Nerissa_Low_2F
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.

Re: Clarification on heat transfer but no temp change

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 4:16 pm
by Simone Seliger 1C
Thanks! That actually really helped.