Thermal energy is created from the motion of atoms and molecules within an object. Because thermal energy is created by the movement of particles, it is considered a form of kinetic energy. More »

Thermal energy is the energy that a system or object possesses due to the random movement of its particles. When more particles are present, there is more movement, which results in more thermal energy. More »

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The difference between temperature and thermal energy is that temperature measures the average kinetic speed of molecules and thermal energy is the total kinetic energy of all particles in a given substance. In other wor... More »

The three main points of the kinetic theory of matter are all matter consists of molecules and atoms; these molecules and atoms are constantly in motion; and as the temperature increases, the speed of the particles, and ... More »

Daniel Bernoulli's kinetic theory of matter states that all things – liquids, solids or gases – are made up of atoms and molecules that are in constant motion. The theory also states that collisions between atoms and mol... More »

Brownian motion is caused by the impact of fluid molecules or atoms in rapid and random motion from heat on small particles suspended in the fluid. Brownian motion, which tends to disperse particles as widely as possible... More »

Random motion, also known as Brownian motion, is the chaotic, haphazard movement of atoms and molecules. Random motion is a quality of liquid and especially gas molecules as described by the kinetic theory. The botanist ... More »