Revise GCSE Physics


Question: Are there any other circumstance that would allow an object's temperature not to rise despite it being heated, other than being at the melting or boiling point?

Hot objects continuously lose thermal energy to their environment as heat. The hotter the object, the greater the rate of heat loss. Therefore, it is possible to heat an object up to a point where the rate of energy loss to the surroundings is equal to the rate of energy gain from heating and so there is no net increase in energy and therefore no change in temperature.