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  1. #1 conduction - silver spoon in soup question! 
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    If you place a silver spoon in a bowl of soup and leave it in there, will the soup cool down quicker.

    My mum thinks this is right but I disagree - any explanations

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    Josh


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    The difference should be unnoticable. Silver is not a magic heat absorbing material, but as a metal it conducts the heat (some of it away from the soup). A minor affect at best.


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