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Heat transferred through a fluid in the form of a current. It occurs when a fluid is unequally heated.
Any liquid or gas. Hotter liquids and gases have more energy, and are faster than cooler liquids and gases.
Less dense than other fluids; has more energy and moves faster.
Denser than other fluids; has less energy and moves slower.
The point at which thermal energy is spread equally throughout a fluid.
Heat / Thermal Energy
A form of energy that travels through Conduction, Radiation, and Convection. Causes molecules to move rapidly and spread apart.
The route thermal energy takes when passing through a fluid.
A fluid. Least dense of the basic forms of matter.
A fluid. The 2nd densest basic form of matter.
Not a fluid. Densest of the three basic forms of matter. Convection can not occur in this form of matter.
The average measurement of thermal energy in matter.
Exact measurement of thermal energy in matter.
The movement of heat between two or more bodies of matter.
Conduction Convection and Radiation are different ways for this to occur.
To grow, or to take up more space.
Matter with more thermal energy will grow. (In most cases)
To shrink, or to take up less space.
Matter with less thermal energy will shrink. (In most cases)
The point at which liquid transforms into a gas.
Caused by molecules in a liquid having a high temperature and spreading apart until it is a gas.