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Why is the Base of a Cooking Pan Generally Made Thick? - Physics

Why is the base of a cooking pan generally made thick?

Why is the base of a cooking pan made thick and heavy.

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Solution

By making the base of a cooking pan thick, its thermal capacity becomes large and it imparts sufficient heat energy at a low temperature to the food for proper cooking. Further, it keeps the food warm for a long time after cooking.

Concept: Heat - Loss and Gain of Heat Involving Change of State for Fusion Only
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Selina Concise Physics Class 10 ICSE
Chapter 11 Calorimetry
Exercise 11 (A) | Q 30 | Page 270
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