Is heat a conserved quantity? Give reason in suport of your answer?


Asked by abhinabasarkar.abhinaba | 17th Jun, 2020, 09:24: PM

Expert Answer:

Heat is a form of energy. 
Law of conservation applies to the total energy. 
Heat energy, individually is not conserved it transforms from one form to another form of energy. 
In case of mechanical energy also, sum of kinetic energy and potential energy is conserved and not the kinetic and potential energy separately/individually. 
Thus, heat is not a conserved quantity. 

Answered by Shiwani Sawant | 17th Jun, 2020, 10:15: PM