The smell of hot sizzling food reaches you several metres away, but you have to go close to get the smell from cold food.
- Particles of hot sizzling food possess large kinetic energy and diffuse in the air rapidly and reach several metres away.
- Particles of cold food possess less kinetic energy and are not able to reach several metres away.
Particles of matter possess kinetic energy and keep moving constantly.
- At lower temperature, particles have low kinetic energy and thus move slowly. Particles in cold food have low kinetic energy due to low temperature.
- At higher temperature, particles have high kinetic energy and move faster; hence, the particles of hot vapours from hot food move faster.
Due to the leading factors of kinetic energy and temperature, the smell of hot sizzling food reaches you several metres away, but you have to go close to get the smell from cold food.