Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

Which of the following liquid metals has the highest thermal conductivity?

  • A. Molten sodium
  • B. Molten lead
  • C. Mercury
  • D. Molten potassium
Answer: Option A.
Explanation: 

The ability to transfer heat is thermal conductivity and usually the metals have higher thermal conductivity and diamond being crystalline substance has highest thermal conductivity. In the given options the molten sodium has highest thermal conductivity.

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