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# How does Thermal energy and conduction relate to each other?

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### What is the transfer of thermal energy by molecules bumping into each other?

The transfer of thermal energy by molecules bumping into each other is known as conduction. Thermal energy is energy that comes from heat.

Heat transfer.

### Which process transfers thermal energy by contact?

This proess is called conduction. The other processes are convection and radiation. Convection is the transfer of energy through movement, such as boiling water. Radiation is the transfer of thermal energy through a medium or space, such as the sun heating the earth.

### Is thermal energy transferred without transfer of matter?

There are three ways to transfer heat energy (thermal energy); convection involves transferring matter, the other two methods (conduction, radiation) don't.

### How thermal energy travel?

Thermal energy travels by conduction, convection, and radiation. Conduction occurs when two or more objects of different temperatures are touching each other. The heat flows from the warmer object to the cooler object, until the objects reach equal temperatures. Convection is the transfer of thermal energy through a moving liquid or gas. Radiation is the transfer of thermal energy though matter and space.

### How does thermal energy relate to us?

help us go to sleep and eat and like other people

### How does the thermal energy of the cookies transferred to the counter?

Conduction is the term used to describe the transfer of heat energy from one body to another body when they are in contact with each other.

### Is conduction faster in metals than in other solids because metals have free electrons that transfer thermal energy?

Yes, the free electrons in metals are responsible for the high thermal conductivity.

### Does conduction require a medium?

Yes. Conduction involves the transfer of thermal energy without any movement of the material medium. For example, when one end of a metal rod is heated, the atoms at that end of the red vibrate more vigorously (gain kinetic energy), and they will collide with the neighbouring less energetic atoms and transfer its kinetic energy them and so on. Without these particles, thermal energy cannot be tranferred through conduction. The only form of thermal energy transfer which does not require a material medium (i.e., the atoms and molecules) is infrared radiation.

### What energy is transmitted by direct contact or touch?

We apply the term conduction to the transfer of thermal energy through direct contact. The other two mechanisms that transfer thermal energy are radiation and convection.

### What is the cause of thermal conduction on the molecular level?

jiggling and jumbling electrons from metal atomsthe flow in a 'sea of electrons'kinetic energy is converted to heat energy as the electron collide with each other