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  • Apr 30, 2019, 05:26 PM
    drojas37
    If you wrap a piece of cotton cloth around a thermometer will temp. rise?
    The options are
    A. Yes because cloth is an insulator of heat
    B. No because cloth is a conductor of heat
    C. Yes because the cloth gets warmer
    D. No because thermometer doesn't generate heat on its own
  • Apr 30, 2019, 05:28 PM
    Wondergirl
    Try it. Science is understood best by experimenting.
  • Apr 30, 2019, 05:43 PM
    drojas37
    Well ik if it's a fur coat it would keep it insulated so No. but for a cotton cloth I'd assume the same right? The only thing is I don't know WHY and I cant try it because my thermometer has no batteries
  • Apr 30, 2019, 05:54 PM
    Wondergirl
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by drojas37 View Post
    Well ik if it's a fur coat it would keep it insulated so No. but for a cotton cloth I'd assume the same right? The only thing is I don't know WHY and I cant try it because my thermometer has no batteries

    Goggle this. What kind of thermometer?
  • Apr 30, 2019, 06:00 PM
    drojas37
    Just a reg. thermometer it doesn't specify. I looked up the law of thermodynamics and I believe it might b D but if you have a thermometer around could u try for me please? Thank uuu :}}}
  • Apr 30, 2019, 06:38 PM
    drojas37
    There's no pic attached to the question but I'd assume either would be fine :]
  • May 1, 2019, 11:36 AM
    ma0641
    The only change, according to the first law of thermodynamics, conservation of energy, is when something else makes it change. If the cotton is at the same temperature as the thermometer, what will happen? If hotter? If colder? Rub your hands together. Where did the heat come from? The rise in the temperature of your hand is dependent on the amount of friction generated by rubbing your hands. Nothing changed, mechanical energy was changed to heat. Now, you should be able to answer your own question!

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