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Does heat rise or fall during convection?

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Deborah Edwards on March 14, 2018

In simple, but technically incorrect terms: It rises. In more technical terms: the Heat does not rise, heat is defined astransfer of thermal energy - is a process, not something whichcan itself to be moved (as electricity is a process of movementof electrons). In the convection of heat occurs because when things gainthermal energy to expand, so its density increases, so that thecolder parts of a liquid over them actually fall through them,pushing the warmer areas up.

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