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Specific heat capacity of water is 4200j. State its practical use.

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Specific heat capacity of water is 4200j state its practical use.

Specific heat capacity (or specific heat)
Specific heat capacity of a substance is the amount of heat energy required to raise temperature of unit mass of the substance through unit temperature difference.
Thus the specific heat of water is the amount of heat gained (or lost) by 1 kg of water when its temperature is increased (or decreased) by one 1oC.
Thus the specific heat gives us the rate at which the heat is gained by lost by the substance in terms of its mass and temperature both.
Specific heat of water is 4200 J kg-1 oC-1. This means that to ...

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