P1 1.3 Conduction through metals

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  • The transfer of energy by conduction, covenction, evaporation and condensation involves particles
  • Metals are good conductors of heat 
  • Non-metals and gases are usually poor conductors of heat. (INSULATORS)Step 1 - metal is heated (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/18_1_conduction.gif)Step 2 - atoms in the metal are energised and vibration increases (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/18_2_conduction.gif)Step 3 - vibration is spread through the metal (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/science/images/18_3_conduction.gif)
  • The electrons in a piece of metal can leave their atoms and move about in the…


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Key words and phrases highlighted and appropriate diagram to help revision of how heat is conducted through metals.

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