Misconception AMM122:

The average distance between the atoms or molecules of a substance remains the same when the temperature of the substance changes (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

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AM052003

When an iron frying pan cools, the distance between the iron atoms decreases, so the pan gets a tiny bit smaller.

24%

AM052004

When an iron frying pan heats up, the distance between the iron atoms increases, so the pan gets a tiny bit larger.

22%