Why does water in a metal pan heat up far more slowly than the pan itself?

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by: Anonymous

Because the pan's particles are much more dense, meaning that the heat energy is spread throughout the entire pan alot faster than it takes to heat up the water, the particles in the water are further away therefore take longer to transfer the heat. :)

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