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  1. Apr 26, 2006 #1

    Just a quick question, I just want to check that i am on the right lines!

    When heat escapes through the top of a container which does not have a lid, is that due to convection? i/e hot air is less dense than cold air, so rises.


    o:) Gemma o:)
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  3. Apr 26, 2006 #2


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    Out of conduction, convection and radiation, you are correct that convection would account for the majority of the heat loss. There will be a little due to IR radiation, but that won't account for much unless the interior of the container is red hot.
  4. Apr 26, 2006 #3

    just wanted 2 make sure!!! :biggrin:

    o:) Gemma o:)
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