Heat (Balance and Capacity)

Heat is a transfer of energy. Heat is not contained in a body, therefore, but is instead a condition of energy moving from one body to another. The amount of heat to change the temperature of a specific substance one degree Celsius is its specific heat capacity. Heat balance occurs when the amount of heat coming into an object equals the amount of heat leaving it.

All matter is made up of atoms. The greater the energy level in the atoms and molecules of objects, the greater their movement. Objects that have rapidly moving molecules are hot, and those with slow molecules are cold. Temperature is a measurement used to indicate the internal energy level of an object.

Temperature indicates the energy transfer that will occur ...

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