States of Matter Notes and Worksheets


Heating and Cooling Curves Explained!

Why is specific heat capacity so important?

Watch the following videos to find out!

Start this video at 9:12 minutes.

This video also gives some important information - you can't watch the whole thing - but it will help a lot - we watched this in class. Copy and paste the link into your browser.

Boiling water in a cup - another specific heat example! Why do we use water to put out a fire? Because of the high specific heat of water, the heat is absorbed by the water and pulled away from the fire which can not longer burn without that heat! Same with the paper cup!

How to do energy calculations on a heating/cooling curve!

Video showing how particles move in each phase!