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  1. #1 Would pouring Cold Water into Hot Milk count as Conduction Or Convection 
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    If you have a cup of Hot Milk and you pour Cold Water into the cup of Hot Milk would it count as conduction, convection or both?

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    Both will occur, but heat transfer by convection will be more efficient.

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    Convection is macroscopic - mixing of hot fluid with cold fluid. Conduction is microscopic - fast moving (hot) molecules transferring energy to slow moving (cold) molecules by collision. In the example both take place.
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