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Why does the ice take a long time to melt, even though the water at the top of the tube is boiling? An experiment is carried as shown in the diagram.




This question is part of Transfer of Thermal Energy - Conduction
Asked by Yapshinn, Last updated: Jun 28, 2019

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yapshinn

Yapshinn

Answered on Oct 09, 2018

Water is a poor conductor of thermal energy.

Thermal energy is difficult to be conducted to the ice to melt it since water is a bad conductor of thermal energy.
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