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Old 06-10-2003, 12:14 AM
LRod
 
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Default Good stock pots for boiling water on ceramic top range

On Mon, 06 Oct 2003 00:04:17 GMT, Colin wrote:

Peter,

Your understanding of physics is slightly incorrect.

Note that silver and copper are the best conductors, as they are very
dense, compared to aluminum, the third best conductor.


I sucked at chemistry, but aren't they good conductors because of the
free electrons they have, not density. Lead is much denser, for
example, but is quite a poor conductor of heat.

I found it interesting that you neglected to mention the heat
conductivity of stainless steel, which is much, much poorer than
aluminum. It always makes me wonder why so many people go gaga over
stainless steel cookware.


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