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Compare the thermal conductivity of metal vs. wood.

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Compare the thermal conductivity of metal vs. wood.

Ray Atkinson :

What kind of detail are you needing?

Customer:

just a basic comparison of the two as far as conductivity goes

Ray Atkinson :

Is there a particular type of metal you have in mind?

Customer:

no just metal and wood in general

Ray Atkinson :

Ok, let me get something written up for you.

Customer:

ok thank you

Ray Atkinson :

Thermal conductivity is measured in units of watts per meter per kelvin. Wood is a very poor conductor of heat. Depending on the type of wood and its water content, the measurement of thermal conductivity of wood ranges from 0.04 to 0.4. Metals, however, are generally very good conductors of heat. They range from about 6 for titanium to as high as 400 for pure copper.

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