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16.2 Chemistry

Vocabulary Words

QuestionAnswer
conduction the transfer of thermal energy with no overall transfer of matter
thermal conductor a material that conducts thermal energy well
thermal insulator a material that conducts thermal energy poorly
convection the transfer of thermal energy when particles of a fluid move from one place to another
convection current occurs when a fluid circulates in a loop as it alternately heats up and cools down
radiation the transfer of energy by waves moving through space
thermodynamics study of conversions between heat and other forms of energy
heat engine any device that converts heat into work
waste heat thermal energy that is not converted into work
Created by: MarieElyn