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Old 03-01-2005, 10:15 PM
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Can anyone explain - or point me to a website - why the specific heat
capacity of water is greater than that of steam or ice?

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Marcus


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Old 03-01-2005, 10:35 PM
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Dear Marcus Fox:

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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


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Old 03-01-2005, 10:50 PM
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