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Heat Transfer

Objectives:

    1.    Describe how heat energy causes molecules to move.

    2.     List examples of heat energy transfer by conduction, convection, and radiation.

Notes:

Heat:

Heat energy is created due to the internal motion of molecules in a substance.     Heat can more correctly be explained as the amount of kinetic energy in a substance.  Therefore, the amount of heat in a substance depends on the mass of the object.  Heat transfer is defined as the movement of heat from a warmer substance to a cooler one.  This is technically known as moving down a temperature gradient.  There are three types of heat transfer.

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Conduction

Transferred by direct contact of molecules
Molecules in hot substances move fast
Collide with cooler, slower molecules and transfer energy  

conduction of heat through a solid(www.gcse.com/energy/images/ conduction.gif)

        Conductors transfer heat well (metals: silver, copper, aluminum, iron)

        Insulators bad conductors of heat (nonmetals:  glass, wood, rubber, & plastics)

Convection

Liquids & gases
The molecules in heated gas or liquid move farther apart and become less dense.
The less dense gas of liquid rises
Created a circular current  

convection in heated water

 

 

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Radiation

Heat transferred through empty space via infrared radiation

(www.min.uc.edu/nuclear/ ibt/ht2.jpg)

Measuring Heat

Can measure temperature not heat
Unit is the calorie (cal) or joule (J)
1cal = 4.19J
a cal is the amount of heat needed to raise 1g of water 1 degree

The specific heat   of a substance is the amount of heat (cal) needed to raise a substance 1oC .

Can be used to calculate the amount of heat gained or lost by a substance  

measured using a bomb calorimeter

Is the ability of a substance to absorb heat

High specific heat slow to heat up and slow to cool down (& visa versa)  
Can be measured using a calorimeter
Mass DT Specific heat  

 

Heat PE can be stored in the bonds of fuels and food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last modified: December 02, 2003