What is the difference between heat and temperature?
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
temperature is expressed in kelvins or degrees celsius, fahrenheit or whatever. Heat is expressed in Joules or calories
If you get a drop of 100 degree celsius water on your skin it will do more damage than an equally big drop of 180 degree oil. the oil has a higher temperature, but the drop of water contains more heat.
We're very fortunate that it takes a lot of heat to warm up water, as the water buffering the heat keeps temperatures on earth tolerable.
- Ronald 7Lv 71 month ago
Heat makes Temperature rise
- pisgahchemistLv 71 month ago
Heat vs temperature ....
Heat is defined as the quantity of thermal energy transferred from a hot object to a cold object (thus, spontaneously) until thermal equilibrium is attained.
"Heat" is not the energy which something has (in totality), but rather, heat is energy which is transferred. When you think of "heat" you should think of "transferred energy", NOT the "total energy."
Temperature is mistakenly called "kinetic energy." That isn't true. Temperature is simply an arbitrary number which is proportional to the average kinetic energy of particles. The units in which temperature is given are NOT energy units.
Kinetic energy is "energy of motion" and is given by
KE = ½mv²
mass and velocity are neither the kinetic energy. The kinetic energy is proportional to mass and to velocity.
Kinetic energy can be given by
KE = ³/₂ kT ...... where k is Boltzmann's constant, 1.38x10^-23 J/K
T is not kinetic energy, T is proportional to kinetic energy. For different temperature scales, there will be different values of Boltzmann's constant.
Therefore, it is important to understand that kinetic energy can be proportional to other measurements, and that kinetic energy is proportional to temperature.
- CarolOklaNolaLv 71 month ago
Temperature is a measure of the kinetic energy of molecules and atoms..Heat van infrared and microwave radiation and can be conducted and convected. Heat is energy. Temperature is a measure of kinetic energy.
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- martinLv 71 month ago
Temperature is a neutral word that simply refers to the measurement of heat or cold, whereas "heat" describes an upward range or movement of measured temperature.
- ProfGene.TogolotLv 71 month ago
Temperature can be hot or cold whereas heat only refers to hot;
- Jim MoorLv 71 month ago
Way different, but kissing cousins!
Temperature does not depend on the size or type of object. For example, the temperature of a small cup of water might be the same as the temperature of a large tub of water, but the tub of water has more heat because it has more water and thus more total thermal energy.
- DavidLv 71 month ago
Temperature is the measurement of heat from its coldest to its hottest.
- NancyLv 71 month ago
Heat is a type of energy. Temperature is a measure of heat energy.
Heat is to temperature as foot is to shoe size.
Heat: It's hot outside.
Temperature: It's 90 degrees outside.
Temperature is what measures heat. Temperature is a construct we use to objectively quantify the how much heat energy there is so that we can then analyze and compare one heat in relation to another heat.