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Chapter 15, 16, 17


energy the ability to do work or cause change
thermal energy the total potential and kinetic energy
conduction the transfer of heat from one particle to another
convection the movement of fluid to transfer hear
radiation the direct transfer of heat through electromagnetic waves
solid not hollow
gas a substance such as air
liquid a flowing substance
solubility the capacity to dissolve
melting point the temperature at which something melts
boiling point the temperature at which something boils
reflection when light bounces off an object
refraction the change of direction of a wave
wavelength the distant between crests
electromagnetic radiation energy that travels through space in the form of waves
electromagnetic spectrum range of radiation
ultraviolet light wavelengths shorter than light but longer than X rays
ozone a toxic form of oxygen
conductor a material that conducts heat well
insulator a material that does not conduct heat well
Created by: autumn.crandall