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Melting Wax
# 4B10.30


Description: This device has four arms, each of a different common metal, with four different conductivity ratings. Putting wax tabs on the ends of each arm and applying equal heat to the center, by boiling water, allows the class to see which metal conducts faster. T his demo is easily used on the overhead.

Instructions:

Purchased/Built: purchased

Setup Time: 5 min

Quant. in Demo Room: 1

Source: Central Scientific

Demo References
The Video Encyclopedia of Physics Demonstrations Disc 14-18 Heat equal mass cylinders of aluminum, steel, and lead and let them melt a path through honeycomb.
Sutton H-36 Several cylinders of the same metals with the same mass and diameter are heated in paraffin and transferred to a paraffin disc.

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