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Michelle

Why does ice cream melt faster in a plastic container rather than a metal one?

Dvenz:

Plastic....slower. Metal is a better conductor...the energy flows through faster...melts faster.

Michelle:

THANX!

Chris:

The plasitic as an insulator holds heat into the plastic longer than metal. Therefore with the heat held into the plastic longer the ice cream melts.

Witness of jesus:

Hi Van, Welcome to QnA. If the icecream is in a transparent plastic container you then get a greenhouse effect. The incoming light is absorbed and re-radiated as heat, which gives you warmer conditions and a faster melting time than a metal container.

Rossos:

Metal keeps it colder because it conduct better.

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