Thermal Properties of Matter

Questions Worth Pondering

  1. What’s the difference between heat capacity and specific heat capacity?
  2. Is evaporation considered a vaporisation process? How about boiling?
  3. Why does evaporation occur so slowly compared to boiling? [Hint: mechanism of evaporation process]
  4. Does condensation occur more in cool air or warm air? [hint: consider the speed of the water molecules]
  5. We usually boil water using heat. Can we boil water without using heat?
  6. Is it easier to make snowball in very cold weather compared to just cold weather? Check out this phenomenon called regelation (answer)to get some hints.

Graphical Illustration of Energy Changes


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