Thermal conductivity: are liquids better thermal conductors?

  1. 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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  3. Andrew Mason

    Andrew Mason 6,868
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    Yes. Thermal conductivity increases with temperature.

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