heat energy

Definitions of heat energy
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n a form of energy that is transferred by a difference in temperature

Synonyms:
heat
Types:
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geothermal energy
energy derived from the heat in the interior of the earth
heat of dissociation
the heat required for a fluid substance to break up into simpler constituents
heat of formation
the heat evolved or absorbed during the formation of one mole of a substance from its component elements
heat of solution
the heat evolved or absorbed when one mole of a substance is dissolved in a large volume of a solvent
heat of transformation, latent heat
heat absorbed or radiated during a change of phase at a constant temperature and pressure
specific heat
the heat required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance one degree centigrade
heat of condensation
heat liberated by a unit mass of gas at its boiling point as it condenses into a liquid
heat of fusion
heat absorbed by a unit mass of a solid at its melting point in order to convert the solid into a liquid at the same temperature
heat of solidification
heat liberated by a unit mass of liquid at its freezing point when it solidifies
heat of sublimation
heat absorbed by a unit mass of material when it changes from a solid to a gaseous state
heat of vaporisation, heat of vaporization
heat absorbed by a unit mass of a material at its boiling point in order to convert the material into a gas at the same temperature
Type of:
energy, free energy
(physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs

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