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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 05:01 PM

37. High Heat Destroys It Anyway

The lipid layer is a couple hundred nanometers thick.
It does not provide protection from heat. The thermal conductivity of lipids is reasonably high. Not like water, but not terrible. It does have a pretty high heat capacity or an organic compound.
So, ironing would work.
However, presuming the iron is around 100C, that level of heat would take 2 minutes (time required at 60C) divided by 16. Or 7.5 seconds.
I can see people thinking a couple seconds would be enough.

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