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Title: Chapter 6: Thermal Energy

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Chapter 6 Thermal Energy
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Section 1 Temperature and Heat
• Temperature is related to the average kinetic
energy of the particles in a substance.

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Temperature Continued
• SI unit for temp. is the Kelvin
• K C 273 (10C 283K)
• C K 273 (10K -263C)
• Thermal Energy the
• total of all the kinetic and
• potential energy of all the
• particles in a substance.

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Thermal Energy Relationships
• As temperature increases, so does thermal energy
(because the kinetic energy of the particles
increased).
• Even if the temperature doesnt change, the
thermal energy in a more massive substance is
higher (because it is a total measure of energy).

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Heat
• Heat- The flow of
• thermal energy from
• one object to another.
• Heat always flows from
• warmer to cooler objects.

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Specific Heat
• Some things heat up or cool down faster than
others.

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Specific Heat Continued
• Specific heat is the amount of heat required to
raise the temperature of 1 kg of a material by
one degree (C or K).
• C water 4184 J / kg C
• C sand 664 J / kg C

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Why Does Water Have a High Specific Heat???
water metal
Water molecules form strong bonds with each
other therefore it takes more heat energy to
break them. Metals have weak bonds and do not
need as much energy to break them.
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Calculating Changes In Thermal Energy
• Q m x ?T x C
• Q change in thermal energy (J)
• m mass of substance (kg)
• ?T change in temperature (C)
• (Tf Ti)
• C specific heat of substance (J/kgC)

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Lets Do an Example
• The air in a living room has a mass of 60.0kg and
a specific heat of 1,020.0J/(kg x C). What is
the change in thermal energy of the air when it
warms from 20C to 25C?

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Calorimeter
• A calorimeter is used to help measure the
specific heat of a substance.

12
Section 2 Transferring Thermal Energy
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Conduction
• Conduction is the transfer of thermal energy by
collisions between particles in matter.
• Conduction occurs because particles in matter are
in constant motion.
• Example The metal stick that the marshmallows
are on heats up as it is near the
• flames. The thermal energy
• is transferred up the metal
• stick.

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Convection
• Convection is the transfer of thermal energy in a
fluid by the movement of warmer and cooler fluid
from place to place.
• More energetic particles
• collide with less energetic
• particles and transfer
• thermal energy.

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• Radiation is the transfer of energy by
electromagnetic waves. These waves can travel
through space even when no matter is present.
• Example Suns radiation warms Earth
• Example When you
• sit near a fire, radiant
• energy warms you.

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• When radiation strikes a material, some of the
energy is absorbed, some is reflected, and some
may be transmitted through the material.

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Controlling Heat Flow
• Almost all living things have special features
that help them control the flow of heat.
• For example, the Antarctic fur seals thick coat
helps keep it from losing heat. This helps them
survive in a climate in which the temperature is
often below freezing.

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Controlling Heat Flow Continued
• In the desert the scaly skin of the desert spiny
lizard has just the opposite effect.
• It reflects the Suns rays and keeps the animal
from becoming too hot.

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Insulators
• A material in which heat flows slowly is an
insulator.
• Examples wood, some plastics, fiberglass, and
air.
• Materials like metals that are good conductors
are poor insulators.

21
Reducing Heat Flow
• A thermos bottle uses a vacuum and reflective
surfaces to reduce the flow of heat into and out
of the bottle. The vacuum prevents heat flow by
conduction and convection. The reflective
surfaces reduce the heat transfer by radiation.

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Section 3 Using Heat
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Heating Systems
• Forced-Air Systems
• Air heated in a furnace and blows through pipes
to individual rooms to heat a home.
• Closed metal container that contains water or
steam. Thermal energy is transferred to
surroundings by conduction, then by convection.
• Electric Heating Systems
• No central furnace. Electrically heated coils
placed in floors and walls. Heat moves through
room by convection.

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Solar Heating
• Passive Solar Heating
• Radiant energy from the sun is transferred to the
room through windows.
• Active Solar Heating
• Uses solar collectors to absorb solar energy
which heats water in pipes. A pump circulates
the water to radiators throughout the house.

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Thermodynamics
• Thermodynamics- the study of how heat, thermal
energy, and work are related.
• First Law of Thermodynamics the temperature of a
system can be increased by adding heat to the
system, doing work to the system, or both.
• Example rubbing your hands together to make them
warm
• Second Law of Thermodynamics it is impossible
for teat to flow from a cool object to a warm
object unless work is done.

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Converting Heat to Work
• Heat engine- a device that converts heat to work.
• It is impossible to build a device that converts
heat completely into work!
• Example A cars engine converts chemical energy
in gasoline to heat, then the engine transforms
some of the thermal energy into work by rotating
the cars wheels.
• Only about 25 of the heat released by burning
gasoline is converted into work. The rest is
transferred to the engines surroundings.

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Heat Movers
• A refrigerator does work on the coolant in order
to transfer heat from inside the refrigerator to
the warmer air outside.