Many metals, like silver, copper, gold and aluminum, are good thermal conductors. Thermal conductors are materials that heat passes through easily. Conduction, or the transfer of heat, can take place within a single mate... More »

In general, metals make good electrical conductors while nonmetallic solids are good insulators, or materials that don't conduct electricity well. Electrolyte solutions, such as salt water, are also good conductors of el... More »

Water is a poor conductor of heat, and is actually classified as an insulator of heat. Materials that are good conductors of heat and of electricity must have free electrons that can carry the energy from one compound to... More »

In general, metals like copper and aluminum are the best conductors of electricity. Good conductors are able to allow electrons to easily flow through. More »

Although metals are supposed to be good conductors of electricity and heat, metals like mercury, lead, alloys of iron and chromium, titanium and stainless steel are poor conductors when compared to silver, copper and gol... More »

Residential metal roofing materials include steel, aluminum, stainless steel, copper, zinc and alloys of several metals. Steel and aluminum are the most commonly used metallic roofing materials. Stainless steel and coppe... More »

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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. More »