Hc-2 Thermal Conductivity (2)
Published: Monday 13 March 2006 - Updated: Monday 28 March 2011
To demonstrate the different rate of heat conduction in various metals.
- Conductivity apparatus
- Bunsen burner
- Paraffin wax
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The apparatus consists of four metal strips, Aluminium, Brass, Copper and Steel meeting together at a central point. The outer end of each strip has a depression into which a small piece of wax is placed. The bunsen flame is directed at the junction and the order of melting demonstrates the thermal conductivity of the metals.