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Energy Transformation.

  1. Jan 20, 2007 #1
    What sort of energy transformation takes place when a piezoelectric crystal used in a gas lighters gives electric spark when struck?

    I think, its mechanical to thermal. What do you say?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 20, 2007 #2
    mechanical motion enables electric energy to arc and ignite gas
    the combustion would be chemical energy released to create thermal energy
     
  4. Jan 20, 2007 #3
    So ultimately the nergy transformation will be from mechanical to thermal. What do you mean by "enables electric energy to arc and ignite gas"??:confused:
     
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