Physics - Heat & Specific Heat Capacity

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Heat is a measure of energy

When a substance is heated, its particles gain energy. This energy makes the particles in gas and liquid move around faster. In a solid, particles vibrate/shake faster.

Heat is measured in Joules (J).

Temperature is a measure of hotness

The hotter something is, the higher its temperature. The colder something is, the lower its temperature.

Temperature is measured in oC (degrees Celsius).

Heat energy will flow between two things of different temperatures. Energy flows from hot objects to cooler ones. This makes the hot objects cool down until at room temperature. And makes cold objects warm up.

Thermograms show temperatures

A themogram is a picture taken with a camera that detects heat. Temperatures show us as a range of


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