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Secondary I • 2yr.

Why does a hot object change the temperature of a cold object?


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  • Explanation from Alloprof

    Explanation from Alloprof

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    Team Alloprof • 2yr.


    Good question! 

    First of all, when two objects are brought into contact, heat transfer occurs. Therefore, heat, which is defined by a transfer of thermal energy from one object to another when there is a temperature difference between two objects, explains this phenomenon. 

    In short, it is because of the transfer of heat from the hot object to the cold object that the temperature (the degree of agitation of the particles) is modified.

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