The formula for calculating thermal energy is Q = mcΔT, where "Q" represents the thermal energy, "m" indicates the substance's mass, "c" denotes the specific heat and "ΔT" signifies the temperature difference. Thermal en... More »

Thermal energy is the energy that a system or object possesses due to the random movement of its particles. When more particles are present, there is more movement, which results in more thermal energy. More » Science Physics Thermodynamics

The difference between temperature and thermal energy is that temperature measures the average kinetic speed of molecules and thermal energy is the total kinetic energy of all particles in a given substance. In other wor... More »

Heat differs from thermal energy in that heat is the transfer of thermal energy from one location, object or substance to another. Thus, heat is a process that happens to thermal energy and is meaningless without it. The... More »

The heat of vaporization formula is q = m x ?Hv, where "q" is heat energy, "m" is mass and "?Hv" is heat of vaporization. This represents the energy needed to heat a liquid into a gaseous state. More »

Specific heat capacity is a measure of how much energy must be added to a specific amount of a substance in order to raise its temperature by a single degree. While the units of specific heat capacity can be freely conve... More » Science Physics Thermodynamics

The energy required to change the temperature of a substance with no phase change is known as sensible heat. The change in temperature may come from the sun via the soil or the air. More »