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If somebody holds a red-hot iron rod underwater for an extended period of time, where will the thermal energy of the rod go?
What will happen to the temperatures of the rod and the water?
- megalomaniacLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
Into the water.
Update: The temperature of the rod and the water will become the same if left there long enough.
- JesusLv 51 month ago
The thermal energy is transferred into the water which transfers the thermal energy to other water close by.
Now the thermal energy doesn't just remain in the water!
Eventually the thermal energy will be dissipated into whatever the water is touching including the air and whatever is containing the water