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Thermal properties of matter igcse Physics

Quiz by Venkatesh Bhandary

Diploma Programme
Physics (SL only)
International Baccalaureate

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3.1.4

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  • 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
    3.1.4
  • 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
    3.1.4
  • 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
    3.1.4
  • 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
    3.1.4
  • 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
    3.1.4
  • 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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