P1.1.4 Conduction

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What is conduction?
Transfer of energy from particle to particle in matter.
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What materials make the best conductors?
Metals are the best conductors of energy.
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What materials make the best insulators?
Materials such as wool and fibreglass are the best insulators.
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Why are metals good conductors?
Conduction of energy in a metal is due mainly to free electrons transferring energy inside the metal.
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Why are non-metals poor conductors?
Non-metals are poor conductors because they do not contain free elctrons.
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What materials make the best conductors?

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Metals are the best conductors of energy.

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Why are metals good conductors?

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Why are non-metals poor conductors?

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