Which sample is most likely to undergo the smallest change in temperature upon the absorption of 100 kj of heat? A.15g of water B.15g of lead C.50g of water D.50g of lead Why water?
Water has unusually high heat capacity. This is mainly due to its extraordinary intermolecular forces, which mainly come from the abundance of hydrogen bonds per unit area of molecules.
Heat capacity is the amount of heat required to change the temperature one gram of a substance by