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# Why does heat move from hot to cold?

Heat is a form of energy. When energy is added to atoms they begin to move very rapidly. The fast moving atoms impact slow moving (cold) atoms, transferring their kinetic energy. Therefore, to say heat transfers from hot to cold really means that energy is transferred from fast moms to slow moving atoms.

Beside this, why does heat travel from hot to cold?

The atoms of hot body have higher Kinetic Energy than that of cold body. So the atoms of hot body move and collide with the atoms of cold body and transfer heat. Since the atoms of cold body are at lower kinetic energy level hence they do not move and collide.

Subsequently, question is, why does heat never flow from cold to hot? 2 Answers. Well, technically the energy can flow from a colder to a hotter object. There is no physical law that forbids it. So there is no law that forces the heat to go from a hot to a cold body, it is just that it is much more likely for that to happen.

Moreover, can heat transfer from cold to hot?

Heat can't flow from cold to hot, but radiated energy absolutely can. When an object emits radiation, that radiation goes on until it hits something that absorbs it, whereupon it is converted to thermal energy.

What are the three laws of thermodynamics?

The three laws of thermodynamics define physical quantities (temperature, energy, and entropy) that characterize thermodynamic systems at thermodynamic equilibrium. The laws describe how these quantities behave under various circumstances, and preclude the possibility of certain phenomena (such as perpetual motion).

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