Short-Question

# How can ice and water have the same temperature but different thermal energies?

## How can ice and water have the same temperature but different thermal energies?

Since temperature is related only to the kinetic energies, there won’t be any change in thermal energy though the internal energy itself increases. Liquid water is those molecules with the bonds broken. That is how water and ice can be at the same temperature.

Can two objects at the same temperature have the same amount of heat?

In equation form, heat capacity C is C = m c C = m c , where m is mass and c is specific heat. Note that heat capacity is the same as specific heat, but without any dependence on mass. Consequently, two objects made up of the same material but with different masses will have different heat capacities.

Can two objects at same temperature have same amount of heat?

### What happens if two systems have different temperatures?

The systems interact and change because their temperatures are different, and the changes stop once their temperatures are the same. Thermal equilibrium is established when two bodies are in thermal contact with each other—meaning heat transfer (i.e., the transfer of energy by heat) can occur between them.

When two substances have different temperatures come into contact?

When two objects that are at different temperatures come into contact… heat always transfers from the object with the higher temperature to the object with the lower temp. particles collide and thermal energy is transferred from the higher-temperature substance to the lower-temperature substance.

What happens when 2 things are the same temperature?

When two objects are in thermal equilibrium they are said to have the same temperature. During the process of reaching thermal equilibrium, heat, which is a form of energy, is transferred between the objects.

## How can two things have the same temperature but different heat?

Heat is the transfer of thermal energy from one object/substance to another, which results in a temperature change. How could two objects have the same thermal energy but different temperatures? Because temperature is an average of the kinetic energy of the molecules, it does not depend on the amount of the substance.