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What two things can happen to a substance when energy is added?

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February 02, 2009 9:45PM

# Its sensible temperature can increase, # It can undergo a phase change (solid->liquid, liquid->gas, gas->plasma, or solid->solid with atomic arrangements), or # A chemical / physical reaction can be triggered (diffusion in semiconductors, curie temperature in magnets, have a pretty sharp temperature thresholds).