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Chapter 3

Question:

Water's high specific heat is mainly a consequence of the

A) small size of the water molecules.

B) high specific heat of oxygen and hydrogen atoms.

C) absorption and release of heat when hydrogen bonds break and form.

D) fact that water is a poor heat conductor.

E) inability of water to dissipate heat into dry air.

Answer:

C) absorption and release of heat when hydrogen bonds break and form.
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Question: Water's high specific heat is mainly a consequence of the A) small size of the water molecules. B) high specific heat of oxygen and hydrogen atoms. C) absorption and release of heat when hydrogen bonds break and form. D) fact that water is a poor heat conductor. E) inability of water to dissipate heat into dry air.
Answer: C) absorption and release of heat when hydrogen bonds break and form.