Relating energy and heat  [ENDORSED]

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Relating energy and heat

Postby Clara Rehmann 1K » Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:50 pm

Are the terms "energy" and "heat" interchangeable? And, if so, how does the measurement of temperature relate to the measurement of energy applied to/released by a substance?

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Re: Relating energy and heat  [ENDORSED]

Postby Jasmine Wu 1L » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:16 pm

The term "energy" is the ability and capacity to transfer heat or do work. But, "heat" is the flow of energy transferred because of a temperature difference .

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Re: Relating energy and heat

Postby Janine Chan 2K » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:44 pm

The terms energy and heat are also related in the equation ∆U = q + w, with ∆U being the change in internal energy, q being heat, and w being work. In other words, heat and work are both means of transferring energy.

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