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Soil does not have a higher specific heat than water.

Specific heat capacity, also known simply as specific heat (Symbol: C or c) is the measure of the heat energy required to raise the temperature of one gram of a substance by one Kelvin (or degree Celsius). Water has a specific heat of 1 calorie / gram / degree C.

The specific heat of dry is soil is ~ 0.2 calorie / gram / degree C or ~ 5 times lower than the specific heat of water. The specific heat of moist soil is the weighted average of the water and mineral components of the soil .

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Water has a higher Specific Heat than soil. The very highest is ammonia.


Someone Else:No because water has a higher specific heat than soil No because water has a higher specific heat than soil Also because water as a higher heat capacity than land. Duhh... It is not because of whatever that other person wrote. I'm just improving their answer! Yay Me!!! No.land will absorbs heat faster than water Beause the soil locks heat in


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.


Water has a higher heat capacity than soil, and that is why large bodies of water have a moderating influence on neighboring land. Water takes longer to heat up, and longer to cool down.


Soil will lose heat faster than water. This depends on the specific heat of the two substances you are comparing. Specific heat of a substance is the amount of energy required to raise its temperature by 1 degree celsius. It also describes the amount of energy the substance would have to lose to change the temperature by one degree. The specific heat of water is unusually high (1 calorie/gram of water). The specific heat of granite, which is similar to the specific heat of soil minerals, is only 0.19 calorie/gram of granite). Dry soil will lose heat more slowly than wet soil.


The specific heat of soil is 123457 degress celcious.


The specific heat of a substance is the amount of heat energy it takes to raise the temperature of the substance 1o C. A substance with a high specific heat requires more heat to increase in temperature than a substance with a low specific heat.Air has a specific heat of about 1.005 Kj/Kg/degree C.Most soils are mostly composed of mineral particles, air and water. The specific heat of dry soil is about 0.80 Kj/kg/degree C. However, since the specific heat of water is very high (4.2 Kj/kg/degree C), soils often have a higher specific heat than air, and heat up more slowly than the air.So it ultimately depends on the amount of moisture in the soil. A bone-dry soil can heat up quicker than air, but a wet soil will take longer to heat up than the air.


about how do soil and water compare in their ability to absorb and release heat


Soil absorbs heat much faster than water, but water does not have air in between like soil so it doesnt lose heat as fast, so water holds heat longer


Soil absorbs heat much faster than water, but water does not have air in between like soil so it doesnt lose heat as fast, so water holds heat longer


Though sand and soil have the same specific heat, sand absorbs more heat.


Water absorbs and conducts radiation better. ex. electricity is a form of radiation this is false because water will take longer to absorb heat than soil but when the source of heat is gone the water will insulate more heat than the soil, therefore the water will keep heat longer than soil but the soil will heat up faster.


The soil will heat faster for it absorbs more heat.


Because water has a higher thermal capacity than soil and also water tends to circulate which soil can't do.


soil will heat faster ......because it has more water.


Rocks and soil are poor heat sinks because the materials they are composed of have only moderate specific thermal capacity and low thermal conductivity. However there is a lot of tonnage out there and heat pumps can be made to extract heat from the soil, but per ton these materials have less heat than water for example.


Soil both absorbs and retains heat. The length of time soil retains its heat is dependent upon the amount of moisture or water in the soil.


Dry soil heats faster than Wet soil because water has a higher thermal inertia than air. Moist soil contains more water, and thus will heat and cool slower than soil mixed with air (dry soil) which has a lower thermal inertia.


Water heats faster than soil


a srainer.Heat the soil up, let the water boil out, and condense the soil back down into a pot or container


When the soil is dry. There is no specific time to water them.


How much water will clay soil hold?


it absorbs more heat from sunlight than water because soil is looser which lets more sunlight in


Water has a high specific heat. In English that means that it takes more heat energy to raise the temperature of water than it does for most other things. It works both ways ... it's as hard to lower water temp as it it to raise it.


At one atmoshere pressure, water boils at 212 degrees fahrenheit, or 100 degrees celsius, theoretically you could heat a soil sample higher than that. It depends on the heat source. If you are speaking of temperatures found in nature, lava or magma is hotter than water, but can contain water vapor at extreme temperatures and pressures underground.



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