Question

Why the coolant in a chemical or a nuclear plant (i.e., the liquid used to prevent the different parts of a plant from getting too hot) should have high specific heat?

Expert Answer

Want to see the step-by-step answer?

See Answer

Check out a sample Q&A here.

Want to see this answer and more?

Experts are waiting 24/7 to provide step-by-step solutions in as fast as 30 minutes!*

See Answer
*Response times vary by subject and question complexity. Median response time is 34 minutes and may be longer for new subjects.
Tagged in
SciencePhysics

Thermodynamics

Related Physics Q&A

Find answers to questions asked by student like you

Q: Represent displacement, velocity and acceleration in SHM graphically.

A: In a simple harmonic motion, the particle constitutes a to and fro motion from its mean position. Th...

Q: A wire stretched between two rigid supports vibrates in its fundamental mode with a frequency of 45 ...

A: Click to see the answer

Q: In a harmonic oscillator, the displacement is one half the amplitude. What fraction of total energy ...

A: The total energy of the oscillator is

Q: Starting with an initial speed of 5.00 m/s at a height of 0.300 m, a 1.50-kg ball swings downward an...

A: (a) Initially, the 1.50 kg ball swings with given speed from a given height, it will have the kineti...

Q: Choose the BEST answer to the following: According to general relativity, (a) mass distorts spacetim...

A: The general theory of relativity states that gravity is a wrapping of space-time. It means the mass ...

Q: Three vessels of equal capacity have gases at the same temperature and pressure. The first vessel co...

A: Click to see the answer

Q: Choose the BEST answer to the following: Standing waves are the result of (a) interference. (b) wave...

A: Standing waves are also called stationary waves. They are produced in a medium when reflected waves ...

Q: How does the Sun’s diameter compare with the distance between Earth and the Sun?

A: The distance between Sun and Earth is 107.47 times the diameter of Sun. That means the distance betw...

Q: When the Sun was directly overhead in Syene, why was it not directly overhead in Alexandria?

A: Because the earth is sphere  the Sun was directly overhead in Syene,  it is not directly overhead in...