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What is the specific heat capacity of a substance?
The amount of energy required to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of the substance by 1 degree Celsius
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What happens to the temperature of any pure substance undergoing a change of state?
It stays the same
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What affects the melting point of a solid and the boiling point of a liquid?
Impurities
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What is the energy supplied to a substance when it changes its state?
Latent heat
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What is fusion?
A word often used to describe melting because different solids can be fused together when they melt
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What is the specific latent heat of fusion of a substance?
The energy needed to melt 1kg of the substance at its melting point
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What is the specific latent heat of vaporisation of a substance?
The energy needed to change 1kg of the substance at its boiling point from liquid to vapour
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