Unit 9 Thermodynamics Essential Questions

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Unit: Thermodynamics

How does heat play a role
in fundamental energetic
processes?

Lesson: Thermal Energy
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Temperature

How do temperature, heat and internal energy differ?

How does one calculate temperature?

Why so absolute zero so named?

Vocabulary

temperature , heat, internal energy,
absolute zero


Lesson: Thermal Energy
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Thermal Expansion

Why and how do materials expand?

How does one calculate thermal expansion and
specific heat capacity?

How does the specific heat play a role in Thermal
Expansion?

Why are the special properties of water important in
specific heat calculation?

Vocabulary

thermal expansion, coefficient of
thermal expansion, specific heat
capacity

Lesson: Transmission of Heat

How do the three methods of heat transmission differ
in terms of energy?

How is heat absorbed or radiated?

What role does heat transfer play in the Greenhouse
Effect?

How is Newton's Law of cooling relevant to heating
costs?

Vocabulary

thermal equilibrium, conduction,
conductor, insulator, convection,

radiation, radiant energy, terrestrial
radiation, Newton's Law of Cooling

Lesson: State Changes

How do heat of vaporization and fusion characterize
heat?

Why are triple points different for each substance?

How are sublimation and regelation thermodynamic
"anomalies"?

Vocabulary

(enthalpy) heat of vaporization,
(enthalpy) heat of fusion, saturation,
boiling, freezing, evaporation,
deposition, sublimation, triple point,

regelation

Lesson: Thermodynamics

How is the First Law of Thermodynamics a definition
for energy transfer and/or work?

How does an adiabatic process function in reality?

How does heat flow?

How can entropy be quantified?

Vocabulary

The First Law of Thermodynamics,

The Second Law of Thermodynamics

adiabatic process, entropy, Carnot
efficiency

Unit 9



Thermodynamics

Essential Questions