Item AM050003: If a liquid is stirred so that the speed of its molecules increases, the temperature of the liquid will increase.

A liquid is stirred so that the speed of its molecules increases. What happens to the temperature of the liquid?

  1. The temperature increases.
  2. The temperature decreases.
  3. The temperature stays the same.
  4. It is not possible to say anything about the temperature without more information.

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Percent of students responding correctly

Overall45%
Grades 6–843%
Grades 9–1249%
Male47%
Female42%
Primary Language is English46%
Primary Language is not English34%

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