9th Standard Science Guide Heat Book Back Answers in English

Lesson 7 Heat

9th Science Guide: Hello Students, The provided content includes the answers to the book back questions from the 9th-grade science book, specifically focusing on the topic of Heat. It covers multiple-choice questions, fill-in-the-blanks, assertion, and reason-type questions, brief definitions, detailed explanations, experiments, numerical problems, and an activity to complete a table.

Heat Book Back Answers

We have provided the answers to the book back questions related to this lesson ‘Heat’. These multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blanks, matching, and assertion-reason questions cover various aspects of Heat and its behavior.

I. Choose the correct answer:

1. Calorie is the unit of

  1. heat
  2. work
  3. temperature
  4. food

Ans: heat

2. SI unit of temperature is

  1. Fahrenheit
  2. joule
  3. celsius
  4. kelvin

Ans: kelvin

3. Two cylindrical rods of the same length have the area of cross section in the ratio 2:1. If both the rods are made up of same material, which of them conduct heat faster?

  1. Both rods
  2. Rod-2
  3. Rod-1
  4. None of them

Ans:  Rod-2

4. In which mode of transfer of heat, molecules pass on heat energy to neighbouring molecules without actually moving from their positions?

  1. Radiation
  2. Conduction
  3. Convection
  4. Both B and C

Ans: Both B and C

5. A device in which the loss of heat due to conduction, convection and radiation is minimized is

  1. Solar cell
  2. Solar cooker
  3. Thermometer
  4. Thermos flask

Ans: Thermos flask

6. The Specific heat capacity of water is

  1. 4200 Jkg-1K-1
  2. 420 Jg-1K-1
  3. 0.42 Jg-1K-1
  4.  4.2 Jkg-1K-1

Ans: 4200 Jkg-1K-1

7. Two cylinders of equal height and radius are made of copper and aluminium. Which of them conducts heat faster?

  1. Copper rod
  2. Aluminum rod
  3. Both of them
  4. None of them

Ans: Copper rod

II. Fill in the blanks:

1. The fastest mode of heat transfer is ______________

Ans: radiation

2. During day time, air blows from ______________ to _____________

Ans: sea to land

3. Liquids and gases are generally ____________ conductors of heat.

Ans: Convection

4. The fixed temperature at which matter changes state from solid to liquid is called ____________

Ans: melting

III. Assertion and Reason type questions: Mark the correct choice as:

  1. If both assertion and reason are true and the reason is the correct explanation of assertion.
  2. If both assertion and reason are true but reason is not the correct explanation of assertion.
  3. If assertion is true but reason is false.
  4. If assertion is false but reason is true.

1. Assertion : Food can be cooked faster in copper bottom vessels.
   Reason : Copper is the best conductor of heat.

Ans: If both assertion and reason are true and reason is the correct explanation of assertion.

2. Assertion: Maximum sunlight reaches earth’s surface during the afternoon time.
    Reason: Heat from the sun reaches earth’s surface by radiation.

Ans: If both assertion and reason are true and reason is the correct explanation of assertion.

3. Assertion : When water is heated up to 100oC, there is no raise in temperature until all water gets converted into water vapour.
   Reason : Boiling point of water is 10oC.

Ans: If assertion is true but reason is false.

4. Assertion : Aluminium conducts heat faster than copper.
Reason : Specific heat capacity of aluminium is higher than that of copper.

Ans: If assertion is false but reason is true.

IV. Answer briefly

1. Define conduction.

Process of transfer of heat in solids from a region of higher temperature to a region of lower temperature without the actual movement of molecules.

2. Ice is kept in a double-walled container. Why?

Double walled containers are used to make ice boxes because the space between two wall is kept with a vacuum which provides an insulation cover to the inner box, therefore the outer heat of the box can’t after inside the box and melted the ice.

3. How does the water kept in an earthen pot remain cool?

In earthen pot water gets evaporated quickly through the pores. Cooling is caused by evaporation.Some heat energy is utilised during the process of evaporation therefore water kept in earthen pot become cool in summer.

4. Differentiate convection and radiation.

Flow of heat through a fluid from places of higher temperature to places of lower temperature by movement of the fluid itself.flow of heat from one place to another by means of electromagnetic waves.

5. Why do people prefer wearing white clothes during summer?

During summer most of people prefer to wear white dress because white reflects light. whereas a black object is black because it’s absorbing all the light ,its not reflecting any colour so in order to keep your body temperature normal it’s better to wear white dress.

6. What is specific heat capacity?

Thus, specific heat capacity of a substance is defined as the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 kg of the substance by 10C or 1 K.

7. Define thermal capacity.

The amount of heat energy required to raise the temperature of a body by 10C.

8. Define specific latent heat capacity.

Amount of heat energy absorbed or liberated by unit mass of substance during a change of state without causing any change in temperature

V. Answer in Detail

1. Explain convection in daily life.

Hot air balloons

Air molecules at the bottom of the balloon get heated by a heat source and rise. As the warm air rises, cold air is pushed downward and it is also heated. When the hot air is trapped inside the balloon, it rises.


During day time, the air in contact with the land becomes hot and rises. Now the cool air over the surface of the sea replaces it. It is called sea breeze. During nighttime, air above the sea is warmer. As the warmer air over the surface of the sea rises, cooler air above the land moves towards the sea. It is called land breeze.

Breezes - Heat Book Back Answers


Air flows from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. The warm air molecules over a hot surface rise and create low pressure. So, cooler air with high pressure flows towards the low-pressure area. This causes wind flow.


Tall chimneys are kept in kitchens and industrial furnaces. As the hot gases and smoke are lighter, they rise up in the atmosphere.

2. What are the changes of state in water? Explain.

Change of state of matter

The process of changing a substance from one physical state to another at a definite temperature is defined as a change of state.

water molecules are in the liquid state at normal temperature. When water is heated to 100oC, it becomes steam which is a gaseous state of matter. On reducing the temperature of the steam it becomes water again. If we reduce the temperature further to 0oC, it becomes ice which is a solid state of water. Ice on heating becomes water again.

Melting – Freezing

The process in which a solid is converted to a liquid by absorbing heat is called melting or fusion. The temperature at which a solid changes its state to liquid is called the melting point. The reverse of melting is freezing. The process in which a liquid is converted to a solid by releasing heat is called freezing. The temperature at which a liquid changes its state to a solid is called the freezing point. In the case of water, melting and boiling occur at 0oC.



The process in which a liquid is converted to vapor by absorbing heat is called boiling or vaporization. The temperature at which a liquid changes its state to gas is called the boiling point. The process in which a vapor is converted to liquid by releasing heat is called condensation. The temperature at which a vapour changes its state to liquid is called condensation point. Boiling point as well as condensation point of water is 100oC.


Some solids like dry ice, iodine, frozen carbon dioxide and naphthalene balls change directly from solid state to gaseous state without becoming liquid. The process in which a solid is converted to gaseous state is called sublimation.

3. How can you experimentally prove that water is a bad conductor of heat? How is it possible to heat water easily while cooking.

i) Take hard glass test tube and drop in it a tiny cube of ice ,wrapped in a guauze. Fill 3/4 of the tube with ice cold water and then set up the apparatus as shown in a diagram.Heat the test tube near its mouth. it is observed that in few moments water starts boiling near the top, but the ice at the bottom does not melt. This experiment shows that water is a bad conductor of heat.

ii) The crucial knowledge to understand and apply is that boiling water doesn’t get any hotter than 100oC/212oF.Because of this ,high heat won’t cook already-boiling -hot food faster. Choose a pot with a lid: A boil lid will trap faster. A large pot will take longer to boil.

VI. Numerical Problems.

1. What is the heat in joules required to raise the temperature of 25 grams of water from 0°C to 100°C? What is the heat in Calories? (Specific heat of water = 4.18 J/g°C)

Use the formula q = mc∆T
q = heat energy
m = mass
c = specific heat
∆T = change in temperature
q = (25 g)x(4.18 J/g·°C)[(100°C – 0°C)] q = (25 g)x(4.18 J/g·°C)x(100°C)
q = 10450 J

2. What could be the final temperature of a mixture of 100 g of water at 90 °C and 600g of water at 20°C.

For temperatures between the freezing and boiling point of water, the heating curve is linear. Thus, we can use:

=((100 x 90) + (600 x 20))/700

Or: ((100 x 90)(temperature of first sample weighted by mass) + (600 x 20)(temperature of second sample weighted by mass) / (700) (total mass)

To find the final temperature.

100 can be factored out to get (1 x 90) + (6 x 20)) / 7
= 90 + 120 /7
= 210/7 = 30oC

3. How much heat energy is required to change 2 kg of ice at 0°C into water at 20°C? (Specific latent heat of fusion of water = 3,34,000 J/kg, Specific heat capacity of water = 4200 JKg–1K–1).


Here, m ( mass of ice) = 2 kg

hfg (latent heat of fusion of ice) = 334000 J/Kg

Cp of water (specific heat) = 4200JKg-1K-1

∆T(Temperature difference) = 20 °C

Therefore, Heat required = 2 x 334000 + 2 x 4200 x (20 – 0)

Heat reqd = 8,36,000J
Therefore, to melt 2kg of ice 8,36,000J of heat is required

VII. Complete the missing terms in the following table

ProcessPhase IPhase II

VIII. Identify the answer for the following



1. A form of energy.

Ans: Heat

2. Unit for heat energy.

Ans: Joule

3. Hidden heat

Ans: Latent

4. If the mass of substance is mentioned, then heat capacity can be replaced with ________ heat capacity.

Ans: Specific

5. Process taking place in fluids due to heat exchange.

Ans: Convection

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Last Updated: 30th June 2023