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Re: How will the density of liquids affect temperature retention?

Date: Fri Feb 18 15:50:40 2000
Posted By: ,
Area of science: Physics
ID: 949268863.Ph

the specific heat (heat capacity or heat retention) of a liquid in not
generally a function of the
density of the liquid.
mercury is very dense but has a lower specific heat than water.
Alcohol is less dense that water but also has a lower specific than water.
Temperature retention depends of the substance, not necessarily the density

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