Energy & Heat Capacity

  • Due Nov 17, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Points 2
  • Questions 2
  • Available until Nov 17, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Time Limit None
  • Allowed Attempts Unlimited


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• Temperature of an object depends on the average amount of energy per molecule.
• Materials with a high specific heat capacity, such as water, need a lot of energy to raise their temperature.
• Materials with a low specific heat capacity, like sand, glass, and metals, don’t require much energy to raise their temperature.

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Optional: Watch the MythBusters demonstrate the high heat capacity of water by dipping their fingers into molten lead. They can do this without getting burned because their hands are wet.


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