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: 29

Answer

The water keeps the temperature of the cup down where it is in contact with the paper.

Work Step by Step

Water gives off and absorbs large amounts of energy for small drops and rises in its temperature. When it is contact with the paper cup, exchanging energy with it, this property helps hold down the cup’s temperature despite the large amount of energy entering from the coals, preventing the paper from scorching.
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