What is the Capacity of Water to Absorb & Store Heat?

Answer Water has a very high heat capacity, which is the amount of heat a substance will absorb until it begins to increase its temperature. Water can absorb a lot of heat without becoming extremely hot.

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What is the heat capacity of sea water?

According to the National Physical Laboratory, the specific heat capacity of seawater varies with its temperature. At 0 degrees C, the heat capacity is 3985 J kg−1 K−1. At 20 degreesC, it is... Read More »

Does water have a higher heat capacity than alcohol?

Water has a higher heat capacity than alcohol. The amount of heat to raise fresh water one degree Celsius is 4.19. To get the same results with various alcohols ranges between 2.3 to 2.72 degrees C... Read More »

When plants such as watermelon absorb water do they also absorb bacteria or other contaminates?

No. If a plant is growing in contaminated soil or is watered with contaminated water, the contaminants can persist on the flesh of the fruit, so its important to wash it thoroughly and peel it befo... Read More »

Does wood absorb heat?

Wood does absorb heat. Any material's ability to absorb heat is called "heat capacity." Specific heat, or rate of absorption, measures the amount of heat required to raise one gram of the given mat... Read More »