Another property of a material is how long it takes to heat up and cool down. This is spelled out in a concept known as Specific Heat Capacity. It takes a long time to heat up water, and once it is hot, it takes a long time to cool it down. Duration: 7:52.
VIDEO CHECK QUESTIONS
8.14a Why does it take a lot of heat to raise the temperature of water?
8.14b Why does it take a long time for water to cool down?
8.14c Why is the heat capacity for water in the solid and gaseous phases only half of what it is for water in the liquid phase?
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