Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

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

Chapter 17 - Think and Explain - Page 334-335: 87


The wood will melt more ice.

Work Step by Step

The wood has a greater specific heat capacity, and will release more ice-melting-energy as it cools to $0^{\circ}C$. The metal piece conducts heat faster, and will melt ice quickly, but ultimately will melt less ice than the wooden piece does.
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