When you have completed this module, you should be able to:
- Explain how heat is a form of kinetic energy
- Define heat of capacity and predict temperature changes in substances
- Define heat of fusion and heat of vaporization and calculate the energy involved in phase changes
- Explain the difference between energy and enthalpy
How much energy does it take to heat a room to 65 ºF in winter? How much energy does it take to boil the water you need to cook a dinner of macaroni and cheese?
To answer these and other similar questions you have to understand two specific kinds of energy: heat and enthalpy. This module will introduce you to heat and enthalpy and show you how they can be used to answer questions like the ones above.