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Chapter 15: Temperature, Heat, and Expansion
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Chapter Objectives:

  • Define temperature in terms of KE and describe the common temperature scales.
  • Define heat.
  • Define thermal equilibrium.
  • Distinguish between internal energy and heat.
  • Describe how the quantity of heat that enters or leaves a substance is measured.
  • Compare the specific heat capacities of different substances.
  • Describe how water's high specific heat capacity affects climate.
  • Give examples and applications of thermal expansion of solids.
  • Describe the behavior of water as it is heated from 0oC to 15oC.

Chapter Terms:

  • temperature
  • absolute zero
  • heat
  • internal energy
  • specific heat capacity

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Chapter Outline Framework:

  • Temperature
  • Heat
  • Specific Heat Capacity
  • Thermal Expansion
    • Expansion of Water

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