P1 - Kinetic Theory and Conduction

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Kinetic Theory and Conduction

Kinetic theory describes how particles move in solids, liquids and gases. The energy an object (or particle) has because of it's movement is called it's kinetic energy.

Solids - Strong forces of attraction hold the particles close together in a fixed, regular arrangement. Particles don't have much energy so they can only vibrate in fixed positions. 

Liquids - Weaker forces of attraction between particles. Close together, but can move past each other and form irregular arrangements. Move in random directions at low speeds.

Gases - Almost no forces of attraction between the particles. Particles have more energy than those in…


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