If you hold one end of a piece of metal against a piece of ice, the end in your hand soon becomes cold. Does cold flow from the ice to your hand? Explain.
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Solution 6E No, heat flows from a body at a higher temperature to one at a lower temperature. The metal piece is assumed to be at room temperature. When in contact with the piece of ice, the former will lose heat energy to the ice piece. So, the metal will become colder. Now, a metal is a good conductor of heat. So, its length becomes colder soon enough and the end where my hand is will also become cold. In simple words, cold from the ice does not flow, but the metal loses heat and becomes colder.
Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
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