Heat v Thermal Energy

isochoric/isometric: $\Delta V = 0$
isothermal: $\Delta T = 0$
isobaric: $\Delta P = 0$

Mary Becerra 2D
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Heat v Thermal Energy

Is there a difference between heat and thermal energy or can they be used interchangeably?

Xin He 2L
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Re: Heat v Thermal Energy

All heat is thermal energy but not all thermal energy is heat. Heat only refers to the thermal energy that is transferred between objects.

Elizabeth Bamishaye 2I
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Re: Heat v Thermal Energy

The transferring of heat occurs because of thermal energy because thermal energy is the driving force for heat transfer.

Sophia Kim 1C
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Re: Heat v Thermal Energy

Heat is the transfer of thermal energy from an object of higher energy to an object of lower energy while thermal energy is the total energy associated to a system at a given temperature.