Metals are very good conductors of heat, since they are held close together and are able to transfer heat easily from one atom to the next. therefore, the amount of energy needed to heat a metal is very low.
This is unlike water, which has a very high specific heat capacity. This is because water has intermolecular dipole-dipole bonds that hold the molecules tightly. These bonds do not allow the water to move freely when heated; thus, it takes a great amount of heat to move the molecules, causing water to have a high specific heat capacity.
Typically metals make good conductors because they have much more loosely bound electron clouds than insulators. By the same token, those electron clouds have greater ability to store heat in their elevated energy states than the more tightly bound clouds of insulators. The same is also true of the vibrational energy of the metal nuclei compared to the nuclei of insulators which allow much less vibration and can consequently store less vibrational energy.
If the ocean had a low specific heat it wouldn't be able to support life. This is because the water would be too cold.
The answer is that the specific heat is unusually high. This means that you have to supply more heat than for most substances in order to raise the temperature by each degree C.
0.0367 Heat capacity depends on the material that it's made out of. If the sinker is made out of cast iron, it'd be around 0.46 kJ/kg K. Google "specific heat of metals" for lists.
Copper's is lower because metals in general are more energy conductive than organic solvents.
As compared to other metals, mercury is a poor conductor of heat but a fair conductor of electricity. Mercury has an exceptionally low melting temperature for a d-block metal.
No. Metals have a relatively low specific heat.
If you haven't learned in your chemistry class about specific heat you will and metal has a very low specific heat. Water has a specific heat of is about 4.18 Joules/g, but most metals are underneath 1 making them be more susceptible to heat changes.
Water has much higher specific heat than lead. All metals have fairly low specific heat values.
There is not a common specific heat among metals. The specific heat of metals ranges from .12 J / kg K for uranium to 1.83 J / kg K for Beryllium.
yes, it has low specific heat capacity
sand have low specific heat capacity.
No, water's specific heat capacity is quite high actually, compared to metals which are very low. Water's specific heat is 4.18 Jewels Per Grams X Degrees Celsius where a metal such as Iron is only 0.45. Water is used in many different applications to store heat because of this
The melting point of alkali metals is low.
Because it is less dense. The ability of a material to absorb or retain heat is governed by its molecular density, and is known as "specific heat". Wood, which is cellulose, has a much lower density than metals, and will both heat more slowly and cool more quickly in air. Lighter metals, such as aluminum, similarly display a substantially lower ability to retain heat than denser metals such as iron. When cooling materials, light metals or porous wood can be effectively cooled by the air (a low specific heat), while other denser substances are more effectively cooled by water (higher specific heat, and can absorb heat by evaporating).
It has a very low specific heat because it absorbs and releases heat energy very readily.
A substance that has a low specific heat needs less heat to increase its temperature. In other words under a constant heat flux it will heat or cool more quickly than the higher specific heat substances.