Physics: Principles with Applications (7th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-32162-592-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-32162-592-2

Chapter 14 - Heat - Questions: 25

Answer

Metal conducts heat better than wood, allowing it to move heat quickly into your skin when you touch it.

Work Step by Step

Table 14-4 shows that metal is a much better conductor of heat than wood is. Your body will gain heat from the metal thousands of times faster than from the equal-temperature piece of wood. The metal feels hotter when you pick it up.
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