Specific heat capacity (Water)

Asked by Karthik Manoj | 22nd Nov, 2010, 02:04: PM

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Water is often used to cool the radiators of the engines in motorcars and trucks etc. as it can draw a large amount of heat without much rise in its own temperature.
 
 
The specific heat capacity of water is very high i.e. 4200 J kg-1 Co . It is about 5 times as high as that of sand. So water takes a a very long time to get heated up and an equally long time to get cooled. Thus, there is a large difference in temperature between the land and the sea due to which land and sea breezes are formed.
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Answered by  | 23rd Nov, 2010, 12:02: PM

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