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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.

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low specific heat. takes less energy for the object to be heated.

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Substances that heat up quickly normally have low specific heat capacities.

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The substance would heat slower because it needs more heat in order to go up just 1 degree.

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then it has lower specific heat

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Q: What substances that heat and cool quickly have a high or low specific heat?
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Do different liquids cool at different rates?

There are two issues: specific heat and thermal conductivity.Specific heat is a measure of how much heat it takes to make a temperature change in a substance. If liquid A has a smaller specific heat than liquid B, then A will experience a bigger temperature change on gaining or losing a given amount of heat energy. Water has a greater specific heat than most substances, so it takes a lot of heat to make a large temperature change (or, to think of it the other way, it has to lose a lot of heat to cool down). That would make it tend to cool more slowly than other substances (all other things being equal).Thermal conductivity is a measure of how fast heat is dispersed through a sample. If a substance has a high thermal conductivity, then heat moves quickly through the substance. Water also has a high thermal conductivity for a liquid, so as the edges of a sample of water (where it contacts the air or container) cool down, heat moves from the inside to the edges quickly. That would make it tend to cool more quickly than other substances (all other things being equal.)


Metallic substances have higher specific heat capacities than nonmetallic substances?

yes metallic substances have higher specific heat capacities


Does the atmosphere allow heat to escape quickly in order to cool the planet?

No the atmosphere does not allow heat to escape quickly to cool the planet


What property of a surface determines how quickly or slowly it will heat and cool?

The thermal conductivity and color of a surface determines how quickly or slowly it will heat and cool


Why does water not heat up or cool as quickly as air?

Because the specific heat of water is very high. In fact, water has about 1400 times more heat carrying capacity than air.


The absorption of heat by any substances is dependent upon?

its specific heat capacity


Will things that heat quickly have a low or high specific heat?

both


Why do different liquids melt at different rates?

There are two issues: specific heat and thermal conductivity.Specific heat is a measure of how much heat it takes to make a temperature change in a substance. If liquid A has a smaller specific heat than liquid B, then A will experience a bigger temperature change on gaining or losing a given amount of heat energy. Water has a greater specific heat than most substances, so it takes a lot of heat to make a large temperature change (or, to think of it the other way, it has to lose a lot of heat to cool down). That would make it tend to cool more slowly than other substances (all other things being equal).Thermal conductivity is a measure of how fast heat is dispersed through a sample. If a substance has a high thermal conductivity, then heat moves quickly through the substance. Water also has a high thermal conductivity for a liquid, so as the edges of a sample of water (where it contacts the air or container) cool down, heat moves from the inside to the edges quickly. That would make it tend to cool more quickly than other substances (all other things being equal.)


What are the uses of substances that are good conductors of heat?

cooking utensils, heat from the fire can reach the food more quickly.


Does a substance that cools off quickly have a high or low specific heat capacity?

Specific heat capacity is the amount of energy required to increase the temperature of an object or substance by 1oK. The rate at which something cools is proportional to the difference in temperature between the object and its surroundings. Consequently, neither has any relation to the other.


How does a substance with low specific heat cool down or heat up?

I think slowly because a substance that heats up quickly have a high specific heat capacity. i think slowly Specific heat is that amount of energy needed to raise a unit mass by a unit temperature. If something has a high specific heat, it means it needs a lot of energy to heat up, meaning slow.


Among common substances water has what kind of specific heat?

High (novanet)