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Subject: How does specific heat relate to heat absorption?

Date: Wed Mar 7 09:26:49 2007
Posted by Van
Grade level: undergrad School: No school entered.
City: Salt Lake City State/Province: UT Country: USA
Area of science: Physics
ID: 1173284809.Ph

My son is in an undergraduate biology class.  He had a question come up about
the specific heat (Q) of ice versus liquid water and which one absorbs heat
better. Does a substance with a low Q absorb heat better than a substance with a
higher Q?
Thank you.

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