Phase Changes and Temperature

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Nicholas Le 4H
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Phase Changes and Temperature

Postby Nicholas Le 4H » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:17 pm

Why does the temperature not change during a phase change even though more heat energy is being added?

Ethan Yi 1K
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Re: Phase Changes and Temperature

Postby Ethan Yi 1K » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:28 pm

that energy is being used to break bonds

Rami_Z_AbuQubo_2K
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Re: Phase Changes and Temperature

Postby Rami_Z_AbuQubo_2K » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:41 pm

The reason that temperature stays the same is that, energy required to break bonds is greater than the energy needed to raise the temperature. Since the temperature is already high enough in the process of changing phases, the rest of the energy is put into breaking the bonds of the substance to change phases.

Ray Guo 4C
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Re: Phase Changes and Temperature

Postby Ray Guo 4C » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:56 pm

Heat energy is used to break intermolecular bonds, so kinetic energy stays constant.


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