Kinetic theory and conduction

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  • Kinetic Theory + Conduction
    • Solids
      • Strong forces of attraction
      • Fixed, regular arrangement
      • Not much energy
        • Can only vibrate
    • Liquids
      • Weaker forces of attraction
      • Particles close together but can move past each other
      • Irregular arrangement
      • Move in random directions at low speeds
    • Gases
      • Almost no forces of attraction
      • Much more energy than solids and liquids
      • Free to move in random directions at high speeds
    • Conduction
      • Faster in denser solids because the particles are closer together
        • Materials with large spaces between particles conduct heat slower, they are insulators
      • Metals are good conductors because of their free electrons


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