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Do microwaves produce light energy?
Question Date: 2019-05-16
Answer 1:

This is a good question. First of all, the term "microwaves" is a little ambiguous here, so let's be sure to define clearly what we mean. The word "microwaves" can refer to a specific kind of electromagnetic radiation (light energy), which has wavelengths that range from 1mm to 1m. However, I believe you were probably referring to microwave ovens, which are used to heat and/or cook food! Microwave ovens do not technically create electromagnetic radiation, but they do convert electrical energy (i.e. they're plugged into a wall) into electromagnetic energy (microwaves). The microwaves which are produced by the microwave oven then act primarily on the water in our food to make them vibrate and heat up the food! I hope this helps.

Answer 2:

Light waves have more energy than microwaves. Microwaves mostly make water molecules move around and get hot. Water molecules in ice are packed together, so the microwaves don't make them move around very much.

There's one way to get light energy in a microwave oven - put in something metal, like aluminum foil, which shouldn't be in the microwave, and it makes sparks of light. Not a good idea!

I like this, about all the different energies. I put your question into a google search, and I got this:
The different types of radiation are defined by the amount of energy found in the photons. Radio waves have photons with low energies, microwave photons have a little more energy than radio waves, infrared photons have still more, then visible, ultraviolet, X-rays, and, the most energetic of all, gamma-rays.

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Answer 3:

Microwaves are light, and light carries energy, so microwaves therefore carry energy. Light doesn't produce anything, though - light carries energy.

It occurs to me that you might be asking if microwave ovens produce light, in which case the answer is yes: they produce microwaves.

Answer 4:

Microwaves are a type of electromagnetic wave and are used in radar, in communications, and for heating in microwave ovens. They are shorter than radio waves but longer than infrared radiation and waves in the visible spectrum. Because they have a longer wavelength than the visible spectrum, they do not produce visible light energy and we cannot see them!

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