Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 16 - Reading Check Questions (Comprehension): 30

Answer

A Thermos bottle contains a vacuum, which inhibits heat transfer by conduction and by convection. The silvered surfaces reflect radiation back toward its source, inhibiting heat transfer by radiation.

Work Step by Step

This is discussed on page 315.
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