Cite two reasons why firewalkers don’t burn their wetted feet when walking barefoot on red-hot coals.
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water vapor has a low heat capacity and poor thermal conduction. Very often, the coals or wood embers that are used in fire walking also have a low heat capacity. Sweat produced on the bottom of people's feet also helps form a protective water vapor. All of this together makes it possible, if moving quickly enough, to walk across hot coals without getting burned.
Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
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