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Kinetic Theory

The kinetic theory of gases is the study of the microscopic behavior of molecules and the interactions which lead to macroscopic relationships like the ideal gas law.    ...

How electricity is generated through coal

  A coal power station turns the chemical energy in coal into electrical energy that can be used in homes and businesses. First the coal (1) is ground to a fine powder and blown into the boiler (2), where it is burned, converting its chemical energy into heat energy. Grinding...

How electricity is generated through nuclear power

  A nuclear power station turns the nuclear energy in uranium atoms into electrical energy that can be used in homes and businesses. The reactor vessel (1) is a tough steel capsule that houses the fuel rods – sealed metal cylinders containing pellets of uranium oxide. When a neutron –...