Heating Houses

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Heating Houses

·         Temperature is a measure of how hot something is, it is measured in degrees Celsius.

·         Heat is a form of energy, which is measured in joules.

·         A lighted match is much hotter than a litre of boiling water but it has less heat energy because there are fewer particles vibrating.

·         Specific heat capacity is a measure of how much energy it can hold. It is the energy needed to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius.

·         Different materials have different values of specific heat capacity.

·         The specific heat capacity for water is 4200 J/kg/◦C . This is high, once water is heated. It stores a lot of energy, which


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