Heat Conductivity in Gases (Wikipedia)

In this experiment you will study the process of thermal conductivity by gas molecules.

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In this experiment you will learn about the thermal properties of gases:

  1. You will study the physical phenomenon of heat transfer.
  2. You will use the electrical resistance of a metal wire to measure the heat conductivity of the gas surrounding it.
  3. You will use the heat conductivity you have measured to determine the viscosity of the gas.