Thermal Properties of Matters

Learning Outcome

Candidates should be able to:

(a) describe a rise in temperature of a body in terms of an increase in its internal energy (random thermal energy)

(b) define the terms heat capacity and specific heat capacity

(c) recall and apply the relationship thermal energy = mass × specific heat capacity × change in temperature to new situations or to solve related problems

(d) describe melting/solidification and boiling/condensation as processes of

energy transfer without a change in temperature

(e) explain the difference between boiling and evaporation

(f) define the terms latent heat and specific latent heat

(g) recall and apply the relationship thermal energy = mass × specific latent heat to new situations or to solve related problems

(h) explain latent heat in terms of molecular behaviour

(i) sketch and interpret a cooling curve


Sample Worksheet

Physics SPA S3 - Thermal Properties of Matter Notes Preview