- Homework Statement:
- I don't understand what the question is asking. what I interpret it as is how does thermal energy pass through the layer of glass(air molecules inside), am I right? if I'm not, what is it?
- Relevant Equations:
the answer is D, why can't it be B? B is talking about convection current I suppose ?The glass is transparent not because it has air molecules inside it but because such is its chemical structure that allows for photons to pass through it with small to no distortion. Other than that , yes, the question asks how the heat passes from the gas burner through the glass layer and into the water. The gas burner is in immediate contact with the glass and not with the water.
u mean the surrounding air?molecules from the outer layer of the glass (those in contact with the burner )