Problem: What is the specific heat of liquid water?

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We are asked what is the specific heat of liquid water.


The specific heat is the amount of energy that must be added, in the form of heat, to one unit of mass of the substance in order to cause an increase of one unit in its temperature.


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What is the specific heat of liquid water?

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