School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Hc-1 Thermal Conductivity (1)

Published: Monday 13 March 2006 - Updated: Monday 28 March 2011

Aim

To demonstrate the different rate of heat conduction in various metals.

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Thermal Conductivity 1 Diagram

Description

Four different metals are clamped in the disc of the conductometer. A small chip of paraffin is placed on each free end. When the disc is heated the chips melt and fall off in the order of decreasing conductivity of the metals used.

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