Double Double Boil and Bubble

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Hypothesis

I think the larger the pan the faster it will heat up because the pan will conduct more thermal energy and heat it up faster.
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Problem

Will different sizes of pans affect how fast water boils?

Materials

  • multiple pans of different shapes and sizes as listed below
  • width 6'' depth 4''
  • width 8'' depth 2''
  • width 8'' depth 3''
  • width 11'' depth 2''
  • width 11'' depth 5''
  • stove
  • water
  • lab notebook
  • thermometer
  • clock

Procedures

I have five pans of different sizes and I am going to heat the same amount of water one at a time in each pan. I will never turn off the heat until I am finished and at the end of two minutes I will record the temperature in my lab note book.

Results

  1. width 6'' depth 4'' -- 130°F
  2. width 8'' depth 2'' -- 130°F
  3. width 8'' depth 3'' -- 117°F
  4. width 11'' depth 2'' -- 115°F
  5. width 11'' depth 5'' -- 102°F
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Conclusion

My hypothesis was incorrect because the larger the pan the more heat goes into the metal. This means there is less heat to go in the water.

Further Questions

If I was to increase the time I wonder if the bigger pan does more of a curve if I gave it more time it will heat up the pan then be able to heat up the water.

Real-Life Application

Now I will use the smallest pan that will fit the size amount so it will heat up faster.