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Q & A: The Color of Insulation

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
What is the effect of different color wool fabrics around a water filled container on the evaporation rate.
- Glenn (age 13)
Alamo Heights Junior School, San Antonio, TX
A:

Glenn -

Even though it may seem like a different issue, the answer to your question is basically the same as a question we got about . If the water is being evaporated by the heat from a light, it will make a difference. But if it's being heated up in the dark (i.e. in an oven), the color should not be important.

-Tamara

(published on 10/22/2007)

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