Explain how trapped air helps in insulation.

Answer:

The answer to the question, how can air act as an insulator is that air is a collection of gases and is a bad conductor of heat. Air can be transferred through convection. Therefore, it can be said that heat can be distributed by air.

Examples of air insulation

Examples of air insulation are

  • Air cavities in cooking utensils
  • Gaps in the foam insulation
  • Air gaps in the walls

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