By the end of this unit students will be able to:

  • Define temperature and state the units in which it is measured. 
  • Define heat and state its units.
  • Define specific heat and describe it depending on certain materials.
  • Define endothermic and exothermic in terms of the direction of energy.
  • Label each section of a reaction pathway and determine if it is endothermic or exothermic (based on enthalpy).
  • Perform specific heat calculations.
  • Solve problems using heat of fusion and heat of vaporization formulas.