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    • Thread Starter

    Hey all,

    Really stuck on this idea I've had:
    If i were to measure the temperature decrease of water in a beaker, how would changing the size of the beaker affect the temperature decrease over a unit of time, be it a minute or 30 minutes. For example if i made it wider, would the temperature decrease more over a unit of time or less?

    50ml of water in a 50cm^3 beaker
    50ml of water in a 250cm^3 beaker
    Given that both start at 80 degrees Celcius, which would have a lower temperature after 20 minutes.

    Thanks in advance for the help.
    • Thread Starter


    It is clear to me that the results would be different to both. The question i'm really asking here is why they would be different?


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