Help please on GCSE physics energy transfers. There are 4 ways in which this can happen: electrical, light, sound, mechanical. What is the energy transfer when a candle is burning? I know the start and end stores, but what is the transfer?
I think I found what’s really bothering me: Which of the 4 energy transfer pathways is going from chemical energy store of candle to heat store of hot flame, i.e. burning of fuel? Yes there is heat transfer by radiation and convection to surroundings, but that comes afterwards
I agree with you. My issue is that if we are led to teach energy in terms energy stores and transfers then it should work, and I can see issues with it