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Q & A: heat insulators

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Most recent answer: 10/22/2007
Q:
I have to take a 8 oz. milk carton and make it so that I can put an ice cube in it and it will melt very slow. also this milk carton will be sitting by heat, so I need to know what kind of insulators I could use so that I can slow down the melting prosess without conducting any heat. What insulators could I use?
- john gearhart
denville, nj
A:
Styrofoam is a very nice thermal insulator, and it doesn't get soggy.

Mike W.

(published on 10/22/2007)

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