Dear Marcus Fox:
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all the words: water ice steam
the exact phrase: specific heat capacity
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Solids have strong bonds, but not much room for molecular motion.
Solids can store some energy in displacement, but relatively
little in motion.
Gases have very weak bonds, but lots of room for motion. Almost
all of their incremental increases in temperaure correspond to
increases in velocity (only)..
Liquids have both (relatively) strong bonds, and room to store
energy as motion (and not just displacement).
David A. Smith