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Does water heat up and cool down faster than soil?

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Answered 2010-02-04 22:45:50

No, water does not heat up or cool down faster than soil. This is because soil has lower specific heat. Specific heat is how long it takes for a substance to heat up or cool down.

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No it doesn't..water takes longer

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You would have to specify the amount of each. If the volume is the same, water (having a larger density) would have a much larger mass, and therefore take much longer to cool down or heat up. Even for the same mass, water will take longer to cool down or heat up, because of its larger specific heat.

Because sand has particles in it called latic omeobas and water only has oxeygen and other chemicals

This is because specific heat of Water is very less, so it is very easy to cool down water and it easily takes up heat from other sources to cool them down.

No. Water has a high specific heat, so it takes longer to get warm, or to cool, than most other substances.

air. water takes longer to warm, but it also takes longer to cool.

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