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Metals transfers heat faster because its a conduit. which means it allows electricity and heat to travel through it. plastic does not.

This is also the reason why electrical wire is not made from plastic; it is a poor conductor.

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Metal is an excellent conductor of heat. Water is a pretty good insulator, so it does not transfer heat very quickly.

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What happens to the heat stored in the metal when the metal is poured into the Styrofoam cup of water?

it cools down. most metal transfers heat very quickly and to a large extent.


Think of a metal spoon in a pot of hot water. How do the particles of the water affect the particles of the spoon?

Conduction is what transfers the heat in this process. The fast moving particles in the hot electric coil collide with the slow-moving particles in the cool pot. The transfer of the heat causes the pot's particles to move faster. Then the pot's particles collide with the water's particles, which in turn collide with the particles of the spoon. As the particles move faster, the metal spoon becomes hotter.


When you boil water in a pot on the stove which heats faster the metal or the water?

Some metals do heat up faster than water, depending on the metal But usually, the metal would heat up faster because it is a solid, and water takes a bit longer to absorb the heat, hence why the water in a pool is cold until around 12 am before getting to a regular tempature.


Why metal faster heat transfer than plastic?

I understand that this is for the same reason that a metal transfers electricity better: this is a result of a large number of free electrons, that is, electrons that are relatively free to move around.


Are liquids colder in glass or alumminum?

The liquid itself is not colder, but the rate at which it heats up is faster in aluminum. Metal transfers heat a little better, and therefore the heat/ or cold from the liquid will transfer through it a little faster, to equalize with the surrounding atmosphere (outside, room temp. etc...). This is why it feels colder when held.

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Does metal or plastic transfer heat faster?

When you put metal in water it cools down quick. When you put plastic in the microwave, you're in for a big problem....Plastic is the answer.


What happens to the heat stored in the metal when the metal is poured into the Styrofoam cup of water?

it cools down. most metal transfers heat very quickly and to a large extent.


Does water freeze faster in plastic or metal?

it would melt faster in a glass container faster.


Think of a metal spoon in a pot of hot water. How do the particles of the water affect the particles of the spoon?

Conduction is what transfers the heat in this process. The fast moving particles in the hot electric coil collide with the slow-moving particles in the cool pot. The transfer of the heat causes the pot's particles to move faster. Then the pot's particles collide with the water's particles, which in turn collide with the particles of the spoon. As the particles move faster, the metal spoon becomes hotter.


When you boil water in a pot on the stove which heats faster the metal or the water?

Some metals do heat up faster than water, depending on the metal But usually, the metal would heat up faster because it is a solid, and water takes a bit longer to absorb the heat, hence why the water in a pool is cold until around 12 am before getting to a regular tempature.


What energy transfers are there when water freeze?

Heat


What is the advantage of using a metal pan instead of a clay pat for cooking?

Metal transfers the heat to the food well and the heat doesn't harm the metal.


Does a tin pan heat water faster than a plastic pan?

Tin is a type of metal. Metal absorbs heat faster than plastic. Thos can be proven if u take a metal spoon and a plastic spoon into the sun. The metal one heats up faster. This is the same for everything else including pans..... hope this helped... XD


What type of metal pot is best for boiling water?

Copper transfers the greatest percentage of heat to the contents of the pot (water). As for the shape of the pot ..... lower and about 1" wider on all sides than the heat source.as wide as the heat source.


Why does a metal doorknob feel colder than the wooden door?

metal is a good conductor of heat so, it gets heated faster and similarly loses heat faster too,i.e. gets colder faster


Why metal faster heat transfer than plastic?

I understand that this is for the same reason that a metal transfers electricity better: this is a result of a large number of free electrons, that is, electrons that are relatively free to move around.


Why does meat thaw faster in cold water?

basically there are three modes of heat transfer. Convection - through waves like air and win, fans. Conduction - through contact. Ratiation - like heat from the sun conduction transfers heat faster than convection by putting the meat in water your switching the mode of heat transfer transfer from convection to conduction.