# Thermal conductivity: are liquids better thermal conductors?

1. Mar 28, 2005

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?).

2. Mar 28, 2005

### Andrew Mason

Yes. Thermal conductivity increases with temperature.

AM