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A poor conductor of heat is any material that can not transfer heat. Poor conductors have a low density thus the particles in a given volume of the material are not enough to collide and transfer heat. Examples of poor h...

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Copper conducts heat well because its atoms contain only one free valence electrons in the outer shell. Elements with a low number of valence electrons transfer heat the best, and copper has only one.

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Uranium and Radon, the densest solid and gas respectively, are the best conductors of heat. The ability to conduct heat is called specific heat and is closely linked to density. The denser a material is, the closer its s...

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SIMILAR ARTICLES

The best conductor of heat is diamond with a thermal conductivity of more than 2,000 watts per meter per degree Kelvin at room temperature. Silver is the material with the second-highest thermal conductivity at 429 watts...

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Wood is a poor conductor of heat (as well as other forms of energy) because it is covalently bound as a compound. As a result, it does not have the free electrons that scatter about to conduct different forms of energy l...

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Of the elemental metals, silver is the best conductor of heat. It has a thermal conductivity of 235, meaning that it is able to transmit that amount of heat energy a single foot per hour per degree Fahrenheit.

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Thermal insulation can be defined as the material or a combination of materials that retard the transfer of heat. Heat may be transmitted between materials by the process of convection, conduction or radiation. Insulator...

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