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Problem 13

What is heat capacity? Explain the difference bet…

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Problem 12

Explain how the high specific heat capacity of water can affect the weather in coastal regions.

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Therefore the correct option is d)


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So this question is asking how water having a high ah specific heat capacity, um, affects weather in coastal areas, and so water has a high heat capacity and specifically it has a higher heat capacity than rock or soil or anything that would define land. And what this means is it takes longer for water to heat up and cool down. And so, because of this, coastal areas will have more moderate temperatures than inland areas because of the specific heat capacity of the ocean. And since the ocean will take longer to heat up and cool down, then the land coastal areas will generally have more moderate temperatures.

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