|When a wood stove is used to heat the air in a room,
and radiation play a role.
When the wood burns, chemical energy stored in
the wood is converted into thermal energy of the reaction products. By
conduction, these reaction products heat the surfaces and the air they are in
This distributes the warm air throughout the room. The hot, black, outer surface of the stove is also a good emitter of infrared thermal radiation. This thermal radiation is absorbed by the surfaces of different objects in the room.