why microwaves heat food and visible light doesn't?
ok, here's my first question.
in the (recent) past I've read a book of introductory chemistry, and one of introductory astronomy, but I have many practicaly questions left, and here is the first:
so, the shorter the wavelength the more the power the photons carry, right?
so if microwaves are longer than, say, visible light, why when I put my meal in the microwave oven it gets hot and it doesnt get how while leaving in the kitchen or elsewhere with the visible light?
maybe because they push on the oven many many beams? so then why don't use visible light wavelength or infrared or some other shorter wavelength?