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Q & A: Is concrete a good conductor of heat?

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Most recent answer: 04/26/2008
Q:
Is concrete a good conductor of heat?
- S.N Goh (age 10)
Singapore
A:
Not particularly.  Metals in general are very good conductors, silver being tops.  Concrete conducts heat only about 1/500 the rate of silver.   For a good list of the conductivities of various materials, see

LeeH

(published on 04/26/2008)

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