posted by Jane on .
One last question....
Which of these two metals (Aluminum or Copper) would be a better choice to make silverware out of?
Specific heat of:
Al = .901
Cu = .39
my guess was the aluminum, because it would take longer for it to get hot, since it requires more heat. This would benefit if there was a hot dish.
... But i'm not sure. What are your thoughts?
I'm not of the opinion that this is a very good question for a number of reasons. However, if you are basing the decision on specific heat, I would go with Al because of the reason you cite. But, I wonder about the following:
a. if I'm to make silverware, I would think I would make utensils of silver. Better to call them utensils I think.
b. aluminum is such a soft metal and copper is much more sturdy.
c. aluminum is so much more reactive than copper.
I suppose none of that matters. This is just a problem. :-)
thanks :] its a weird question, I must add :-/