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Thermal conductivity: are liquids better thermal conductors?

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adolfo
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Mar28-05, 01:38 PM
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Hello. I just wanted to know if a material in the LIQUID state has a higher thermal conductivity than the same material in the SOLID state. I am thinking specifically about the metals, but I suppose it should be the same for non-metals (or not?).
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Hello. I just wanted to know if a material in the LIQUID state has a higher thermal conductivity than the same material in the SOLID state.
Yes. Thermal conductivity increases with temperature.

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