In the previous sessions, we have discussed about heat or heat energy transfer. In this session, we are going to discuss,
How heat energy being transferred between the substances?
  • All the substances in our surroundings are made up of atoms and molecules.
  • These atoms and molecules are always in vibratory motion.
  • Due to vibratory motion, substances have energy known as heat energy.
  • This energy flows from the hot region to the cold region or hot to cold substances.
  • Whenever a substance gets heat energy, the atoms and molecules inside the substance start to vibrate.
  • These vibrated atoms and molecules tend to colloid with other atoms and molecules, resulting in heat energy transfer.
When we heat the object, the object's temperature will increase due to the increase in the movement of the molecules. Heat is an energy that raises the temperature of the object by inducing faster molecules movement. When the temperature of the object is different from its environment, then the heat takes place.
Heat is not a matter and does not occupy any space. Like light, sound and electricity, it has no weight, and it is a form of energy. Simply, heat is the kinetic energy of the particles inside the object.
Heat can be represented through the SI unit "Joule". It is also measured as "Calorie".
Effects of Heat energy:
Whenever the heat energy is supplied to any substance, it increases its temperature and also brings more changes.
The following are the three important effects of heat that we can see in our daily life,
  • Thermal expansion in objects
  • Increase in temperature of the object
  • Change in state of the substance