Thermal Equilibrium


Thermal equilibrium is when two regions that are in thermal contact no longer transfer heat between them.

Note that this does not necessarily mean the two are at the same exact temperature, although if the two regions are made up of the same material, this should be the case. Sometimes, if the conductive properties of the materials are very different, such as a heat conductor against a strong insulator, they might reach an equilibrium that's

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Jones, Andrew Zimmerman. "Thermal Equilibrium." ThoughtCo, Aug. 11, 2011, Jones, Andrew Zimmerman. (2011, August 11). Thermal Equilibrium. Retrieved from Jones, Andrew Zimmerman. "Thermal Equilibrium." ThoughtCo. (accessed November 22, 2017).