Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what are the Differences between Heat and Temperature. Comparison and Differences.
Heat and Temperature both are the forms of energy and differ in the way how they flow from one body to other and changes in the object. Here on this page we will describe and explain what is the difference between heat and temperature for kids commonly explain in physics and chemistry.
Differences Between Heat and Temperature
We often refer to infrared radiation as being primarily heat (or thermal) radiation. But what exactly is heat, and how does it differ from temperature? Simply put, heat is a measurement of energy. All molecules contain some amount of kinetic energy, that is to say, they have some intrinsic motion. The hotter an object is, the faster the motion of the molecules inside it. Thus, the heat of an object is the total energy of all the molecular motion inside that object.
Temperature, on the other hand, is a measure of the average heat or thermal energy of the molecules in a substance. When we say an object has a temperature of 100 degrees C, for example, we do not mean that every single molecule has that exact thermal energy. In any substance, molecules are moving with a range of energies, and interacting with each other as well, which changes their energies. But if we average the thermal energies of all the molecules together, we can obtain an object’s temperature
What is the difference between temperature and heat
1. Heat is the form of energy. Temperature is a thermal condition of body.
2. Heat flows from one body to other while temperature is a quantity that indicates whether or not and in which direction heat will flow.
3. Heat is a total amount of internal energy of a body. Temperature is proportional to average kinetic energy of the molecules of a body.
4. In the first while in transmission of heat, total amount of heat remain unchanged. In the transmission of heat, temperature does not remain same.
5. Heat is an cause whereas temperature is an effect.
6. SI unit of Heat is Joule. SI unit of Temperature is Kelvin (K).