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2. Which of the following phrases about heat transfer properties best matches the use of a plastic handle for a fryingpan?

  • good absorber of heat radiation
  • good conductor of heat
  • poor reflector of heat radiation
  • poor reflector of heat radiation

3. Which of the following terms applies to the formation of rain drops?

  • melting
  • evaporation
  • condensation
  • freezing

4. Which temperature could be that of a bread oven?

  • 1oC
  • 28oC
  • 150oC
  • 37oC

5. Problems can arise with railway steel track from changes in temperature. Small gaps are left between each rail section to allow for changes in length. Which of the following is TRUE about the steel rails and change in temperature?

  • expansion happens when the steel atoms lose vibration energy
  • if no gap is made the rail can get longer becoming dangerously distorted
  • on average the rail track will contract more in the summer than the winter
  • on average the gap will be smaller in the winter than the summer

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