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Thermal Physics 2


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Freezing point
The temperature at which a liquid state becomes a solid state
Conduction
The process that transmits thermal energy through a medium, from one particle to the next
Convection
The process that transmits thermal energy from one place to another by movement of a heated gas or liquid
Radiation
The process that transmits thermal energy through EM waves
Conductor
A material that easily allows the transfer of thermal energy
Insulator
A material that does not easily allow the flow of thermal energy
Convection current
A flow of thermal energy in a fluid that results from convection
Circulate
to flow around in a cycle
Styrofoam
An oil-based plastic often used for packing or insulation
Emit
to send out something
Absorb
to take in or soak up
Heat capacity
the amount of thermal energy needed to raise the temperature 1 degree Celsius/Kelvin
Specific heat capacity
the amount of thermal energy needed to raise the temperature of 1kg of substance 1 degree Celsius/Kelvin
Evaporation
A liquid changing state to gas, without needing to boil first
Condensation
A gas changing state to a liquid
Latent heat
The energy needed to change the state from a solid to liquid or a liquid to gas