Thermal properties of matter igcse Physics

Quiz by Venkatesh Bhandary

Diploma Programme
Physics (SL only)
International Baccalaureate

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10 questions
• Q1
Which property of matter determines how quickly it heats up or cools down?
Specific heat capacity
Melting point
Density
Boiling point
30s
• Q2
Which process involves the change of a substance from a liquid to a gaseous state?
Evaporation
Freezing
Condensation
Sublimation
30s
• Q3
What is the specific heat capacity of a substance?
The amount of heat energy transferred between two systems
The amount of heat required to change the state of a substance
The measure of the amount of heat energy
The amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius
30s
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• Q4
If two different substances are supplied with the same amount of heat and undergo the same temperature change, which of the following statements is correct?
They have the same specific heat capacity
They will change their states
They are the same substance
They have the same amount of mass
30s
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• Q5
The specific heat capacity of water is approximately 4.186 J/(g*C). What does this mean?
It takes 4.186 grams of water to raise the temperature of 1 joule by 1 degree Celsius
It takes 4.186 joules of heat to lower the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius
It takes 4.186 degrees Celsius to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 joule
It takes 4.186 joules of heat to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius
30s
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• Q6
If an object has a low specific heat capacity, what does this imply?
It heats up and cools down slowly
It heats up and cools down quickly
It retains heat for a long duration
It cannot be heated or cooled
30s
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• Q7
Metal A and Metal B are heated under the same conditions but Metal A heats up more quickly. What can you infer?
The specific heat capacity cannot be determined from the given information
Metal A and B have the same specific heat capacity
Metal A has a higher specific heat capacity than Metal B
Metal A has a lower specific heat capacity than Metal B
30s
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• Q8
What is the primary factor that affects the rate of evaporation?
Surface area
Pressure
Temperature
Humidity
30s
• Q9
What is the main difference between evaporation and boiling?
Evaporation occurs only at the surface of a liquid, while boiling occurs throughout the entire liquid
Boiling involves a change in the chemical composition of the liquid
Evaporation is a faster process than boiling
Evaporation requires higher temperatures than boiling
30s
• Q10
Which of the following statements is true about evaporation?
Evaporation only occurs at the boiling point
Evaporation is a chemical reaction
Evaporation is a heating process
Evaporation is a cooling process
30s

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