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Is rust a conductor of heat?

Updated: 8/9/2023
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Leejiawei

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14y ago

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Rust, like all substances, is a conductor of heat, however some substances are better at conducting heat than others. Iron is a good conductor of heat because of its metallic structure, but rust is not so good as it is a simple covalent molecule.

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No, rust is not a good conductor of heat.

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15y ago

I'm not sure but, I don't think so because oxygen isn't a conductor and when it is bonded with iron. Iron becomes an insulator

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12y ago

No rust does not conduct electricity but if you conduct electricity through something that is partly rusty it will remove the rust

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http://van.physics.Illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=494

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11y ago

No, it is less conductive.

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