Double Double Boil and Bubble
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.
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.
- width 6'' depth 4'' -- 130°F
- width 8'' depth 2'' -- 130°F
- width 8'' depth 3'' -- 117°F
- width 11'' depth 2'' -- 115°F
- width 11'' depth 5'' -- 102°F
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.
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.
Now I will use the smallest pan that will fit the size amount so it will heat up faster.