Changes of state occur during plateaus because the temperature is constant. The change of state behavior of all substances can be represented with a heating curve of this type. The melting and boiling points of the substance can be determined by the horizontal lines or plateaus on the curve.

## Is a cooling curve exothermic or endothermic?

On any heating curve, energy is added and therefore it is always endothermic. True or False: On any cooling curve, energy is released and therefore it is always exothermic.

## What is potential energy in relation to a heating cooling curve?

Kinetic Energy, Potential Energy and a Heating Curve. Since Temperature is a measure of “Average Kinetic Energy”, any change in temperature is a change in Kinetic Energy. Since temperature does not change during a phase change, the energy that is gained or lost is Potential Energy.

## How does temperature affect potential energy?

The potential energy increases as the particles move farther apart. How are thermal energy and temperature related? When the temperature of an object increases, the average kinetic energy of its particles increases. When the average kinetic energy of its particles increases, the object’s thermal energy increases.

## What are the three states of matter in order of decreasing kinetic energy?

Solid particles have the least amount of energy, and gas particles have the greatest amount of energy.

## Why does heat increase mass?

The reason why hot objects are heavier is because . If you have absolutely identical objects that have the same weight exactly when they are at same temperature, then when one object is heated, it will weigh more. This is because the gravitational force depends on the stress energy tensor in general relativity.

## Does heat depend on mass?

Heat is a type of energy, but temperature is not energy. Heat depends on mass of the substance, however; temperature does not depend on the quantity of matter. If you give heat to a matter, you increase its temperature or change its phase.

## What is the difference between temperature and heat?

Heat measures how energy moves or flows. Temperature describes the average kinetic energy of molecules within a material or system and is measured in Celsius (°C), Kelvin(K), Fahrenheit (°F), or Rankine (R). It is a measurable physical property of an object—also known as a state variable.

## What questions do you ask him to distinguish heat and temperature?

Heat is the total energy of molecular motion in a substance while temperature is a measure of the average energy of molecular motion in a substance….So the questions to ask Ravi are:

• Can temperature flow from one region to another?
• Does heat depend on the size of the object?
• How is heat measured?