Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 16 - Think and Do: 31

Answer

The metal is such a good conductor of heat that it wicks energy away from the paper, preventing it from reaching its ignition temperature.

Work Step by Step

This is a hands-on demonstration. Try this with your friends, and be prepared to explain the physics of the demonstration to them.
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