Question

The property of ice which prevents the flow of heat from water of a pond (or lake) to the atmosphere is :
(a) conduction
(b) insulation
(c) low specific heat
(d) none of the above

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Answer

(b) insulation

Reason — Ice is a poor conductor of heat. Hence, it acts as an insulator and prevents the flow of heat from water of a pond (or lake) to the atmosphere.

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