Thermal Properties of Water


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Water has a high specific heat capacity, which means what?

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1. Frozen water (ice) is _____ than liquid water.

2. The hydrogen bonds between water molecules are responsible for which thermal property of water?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you find out how much you know about the thermal properties of water. Answer questions about the thermal properties of water and the meaning of high specific heat capacity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll make sure you understand:

  • The relationship between liquid and frozen water
  • How water helps stabilize the Earth's overall temperature
  • The effects of hydrogen bonds on the thermal properties of water

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how frozen water compares to liquid water
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as high specific heat capacity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason coastal areas experience a more even climate than inland areas

Additional Learning

If you would like to know more about the effects of temperature on water, review the lesson titled Thermal Properties of Water. This lesson helps you understand:

  • The boiling and melting points of water
  • Heat of fusion
  • Heat of vaporization