# Why do bimetallic strips bend?

## Why do bimetallic strips bend?

A bimetallic strip is made of two separate strips of metal stuck together. These two strips expand to a different extent when heated. So, when the strip is heated, one strip will be longer than the other. Therefore, the bimetallic strip will bend.

## What determines heat transfer direction?

The distribution of heat energy in a system determines the direction of heat flow. Heat flows from regions of high energy to regions of lower energy until the energy in both regions becomes the same. As the difference in temperature between two regions increases, the rate of heat flow correspondingly increases.

## What happens when you heat ice that is at ∘ C?

What happens when you heat ice that is at 0∘C? The temperature increases until the ice reaches its melting point. The temperature stays constant until all the ice is melted. The temperature increases until it reaches 100∘C.

## What change in phase happens when ice cubes are heated?

The ice cubes are at the melting temperature of 0ºC. Heat is transferred from the soda to the ice for melting. Melting of ice occurs in two steps: first the phase change occurs and solid (ice) transforms into liquid water at the melting temperature, then the temperature of this water rises.

## What happens when steam is cooled?

When steam is cooled then it is converted into liquid. The process is known as condensation.

## Is Steam the same temperature as boiling water?

Boiling water is a saturated liquid vapor mixture but steam is either a saturated vapor or a superheated vapor. Steam can be superheated only when the applied temperature is greater than the saturated temperature for a given pressure. Hence steam is always hotter than boiling water.

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## Are steam and water vapor the same thing?

Water vapor is water as a gas, where individual water molecules are in the air, separate from each other. Steam is what you see above a boiling kettle. Steam is hot water in droplets almost big enough to see – but you can see the cloud of droplets.

## What is water’s evaporation point?

Why evaporation occurs Energy is used to break the bonds that hold water molecules together, which is why water easily evaporates at the boiling point (212° F, 100° C) but evaporates much more slowly at the freezing point. Net evaporation occurs when the rate of evaporation exceeds the rate of condensation.

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