Heat Definition

Definition of Heat

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Heat Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 10, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-heat-in-chemistry-604527. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 10). Heat Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-heat-in-chemistry-604527 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Heat Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-heat-in-chemistry-604527 (accessed October 19, 2017).
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Heat is a form of energy, often recorded as temperature. Wataru Yanagida/Getty Images

Heat Definition:

Heat is the form of energy that flows between two samples of matter due to their difference in temperature. Usually denoted by the letter Q or q.

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Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Heat Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 10, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-heat-in-chemistry-604527. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 10). Heat Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-heat-in-chemistry-604527 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Heat Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-heat-in-chemistry-604527 (accessed October 19, 2017).