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8th Chapter 6 Lsn 2

Chapter 6 Lesson 2 Vocaubulary

TermDefinition
conduction Transfer of thermal energy between materials because of collisions between particles.
convection Transfer of thermal energy by the movement of particles from one part of a material to another.
convection current Movement of fluids in a cycle because of convection.
radiation transfer of thermal energy from one material to another by electromagnetic waves
specific heat amount of thermal energy it takes to increase the temperature of 1 kg of material by 1 Celsius degree
thermal conductor material through which thermal energy flows easily
thermal contraction decrease in a material's volume when the temperature is decreased
thermal expansion increase in a material's volume when the temperature is increased
thermal insulator material through which thermal energy does not flow easily
vacuum space that contains little or no matter
Created by: gstubblefield