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Wood conducts heat very poorly—it has a very low

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 14E

Wood conducts heat very poorly—it has a very low conductivity. Does wood still have a low conductivity if it is hot? Could you quickly and safely grasp the wooden handle of a pan from a hot oven with your bare hand? Although the pan handle is hot, is much heat conducted from it to your hand if grasped briefly? Why would it be a poor idea to do the same with an iron handle? Explain.

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Solution 14E Even when a piece of wood is hot, its low conductivity property will hold good. Yes, the wooden handle can be quickly and safely grasped from a hot oven with a bare hand. This will also depend on how far is the heat source from the handle. The poor conductivity of the wooden handle will transfer heat to your hand very slowly. Therefore, there would be little harm if the handle is quickly grasped and left. On the other hand, iron is a metal and a very good heat conductor. Therefore, if you touch a very hot iron handle, heat will be very fast transferred to your hand from the handle and will burn your hand even if the handle is held for a very short time.

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Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

This full solution covers the following key subjects: hot, Handle, low, pan, Very. This expansive textbook survival guide covers 45 chapters, and 4650 solutions. The answer to “Wood conducts heat very poorly—it has a very low conductivity. Does wood still have a low conductivity if it is hot? Could you quickly and safely grasp the wooden handle of a pan from a hot oven with your bare hand? Although the pan handle is hot, is much heat conducted from it to your hand if grasped briefly? Why would it be a poor idea to do the same with an iron handle? Explain.” is broken down into a number of easy to follow steps, and 75 words. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Conceptual Physics, edition: 12. The full step-by-step solution to problem: 14E from chapter: 16 was answered by , our top Physics solution expert on 04/03/17, 08:01AM. Conceptual Physics was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321909107. Since the solution to 14E from 16 chapter was answered, more than 365 students have viewed the full step-by-step answer.

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