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Solution - Why Does the Cord of an Electric Heater Not Glow While the Heating Element Does? - CBSE Class 10 - Science

ConceptHeating Effect of Electric Current

Question

Why does the cord of an electric heater not glow while the heating element does?

Solution

The heating element of the heater is made up of alloy which has very high resistance so when current flows through the heating element, it becomes too hot and glows red. But the resistance of cord which is usually of copper or aluminium is very low so it does not glow.

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 NCERT Science Textbook for Class 10 (with solutions)
Chapter 12: Electricity
Q: 1 | Page no. 218

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Reference Material

Solution for question: Why Does the Cord of an Electric Heater Not Glow While the Heating Element Does? concept: Heating Effect of Electric Current. For the course CBSE
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