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What is the total energy of motion of the molecules of a substance called?



A. Temperature.
B. Thermometer.
C. Thermal energy.
D. Heat.

This question is part of Energy in the Atmosphere Practice Quiz
Asked by Scvicela, Last updated: Sep 26, 2018

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F. Ray

F. RayStudent, Kansas City
Student, Kansas City

Answered on Oct 09, 2018

The answer to this is C. You need to remember that the movement of the small particles can cause heat. For example, when you bring water to a boil, water becomes hotter because the molecules of water keep on moving around until the boiling point is reached. This is the same with all the other types of matter that you can find in this world whether they are solid, liquid, or gas.

Temperature is the measurement of how hot or how cold the object is. Heat is known as the transfer of one hot molecule to a cold molecule so that it can also become hot. The thermometer is the device that you will use to measure the temperature.

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John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Sep 28, 2017

I think the answer is the total energy of motion

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Feb 16, 2017

Thermal energy.
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hadanashi

Hadanashi

Thermal energy

Rebecca

Rebecca

Thermal energy?

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