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Explain Why, the Current that Makes the Heater Element Very Hot, Only Slightly Warms the Connecting Wires Leading to the Heater. - Science

Explain why, the current that makes the heater element very hot, only slightly warms the connecting wires leading to the heater.

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Solution

The current that makes the heater element very hot, only slightly warms the connecting wires leading to the heater because the connecting wires have a low resistance. So they do not get hot. But the heater element has a very high resistance and so it gets very hot.

Concept: Effects of Electric Current - Heating Effect of Electric Current
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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Physics (Science)
Chapter 1 Electricity
Q 15
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