why does water can absorb or release relatively large quantities of heat without large changes in temperature?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Because water has a high SPECIFIC HEAT VALUE (C=J/gC) which just means that it can absorb a realitivy high ammount of heat (J=jouls) and keep its overall mass (g=grams) about the same temperature (C=celsius)
its like 4.186 J/gC or somin i think, which is very high, while steel is only .113 J/gCSource(s): high school chem class
- PatriciaLv 44 years ago
Water has a lot of intramolecular forces. So its takes more energy to get its atoms to pull apart from each other.
- Anonymous4 years ago
That is a tricky question.