P1 - Conduction and convection in the home

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Where does conduction mainly happen?
In solids.
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What is conduction of heat?
The process where vibrating particles pass on extra kinetic energy to neighboring particles.
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Why are metals good conducters?
Because some of their electrons are free to move inside the metal.
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Why don't liquids and gases make as good conductors?
The particles aren't held so tightly together, preventing them bumping into each other so often.
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Where does convection usually occur?
In liquids and gases.
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What is convection?
When the more energetic particles move from the hotter region to the cooler region - and take their heat energy with them.
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Why can't convection happen in solids?
Because the particles can't move.
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