Question

Energy is added to cool water in a beaker. The energy causes the temperature of the temperature to rise. Which term best describes the energy? (A) Heat energy, (B) Chemical energy, (C) Electrical energy, (D) Potential Energy.

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1. Answer:

(A) Heat energy

Explanation:

Temperature can be defined as a measure of the degree of coldness or hotness of a physical object. It is measured with a thermometer and its units are Celsius (°C), Kelvin (K) and Fahrenheit (°F).

Conduction involves the transfer of electric charge or thermal energy due to the movement of particles. When the conduction relates to electric charge, it is known as electrical conduction while when it relates to thermal energy, it is known as heat conduction.

In the process of heat conduction, thermal energy is usually transferred from fast moving particles to slow moving particles during the collision of these particles. Also, thermal energy is typically transferred between objects that has different degrees of temperature and materials (particles) that are directly in contact with each other but differ in their ability to accept or give up electrons.

Any material or object that allow the conduction (transfer) of electric charge or thermal energy is generally referred to as a conductor. Conductors include metal, steel, aluminum, copper, frying pan, pot, spoon etc.

In this scenario, Energy is added to cool water in a beaker. The energy causes the temperature of the temperature to rise. Thus, the term which best describes the energy is heat energy because the object becomes hotter due to an increase in temperature and heat applied.

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