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Phase Changes

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:36 pm
by Maria Trujillo 1L
For clarification. When something goes through a phase change, it does not change temperature but it does take time? If so, won't it eventually change in temperature after the phase change though?

Re: Phase Changes

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:39 pm
by 904936893
It only doesn't change temperature when the phase change is occurring, because the energy being provided to or leaving the system is going towards breaking /forming bonds, not increasing or decreasing the temperature. Once the phase change is finished, then the energy will go towards changing temperature.

Re: Phase Changes

Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:58 pm
by Anna O 2C
Energy is being used to elevate energy within the system, not raise the temperature which is why they can be different phases but same constant temperature.