Physics - Heat Conduction

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Heat Conduction

Heat Conduction occurs mostly in solids.

Conduction of heat is the process where vibrating particles pass on their extra kinetic energy to neighbouring particles.

This process continues throughout the solid and gradually some of the kinetic or heat energy is passed all the way through, causing a rise in temperature at the other side of the solid. This is the reason for the increase in the heat radiating from its surface.

Metals conduct heat better than plastic or wood:

Metal is a great conductor – the handle of a saucepan gets hot quickly

Wood is a poor




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