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Q & A: heat energy

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
What is heat energy?
- Bob
Townsville
A:
Without getting into the picky points about how the words are used precisely, heat energy is the energy involved in all the little random, small-scale jigglings of things. For example molecules bounce around randomly and squish into each other. The motion has kinetic energy and the squishing has potential energy, like a compressed spring.

Mike W.

(published on 10/22/2007)

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