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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305389892

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Chapter 2, Problem 13TYK
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Discuss Concepts You place a metal pan full of water on the stove and turn on the heat. After a few minutes, the handle is too hot to touch but the water is only warm. How do you explain this observation?

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Summary Introduction

To explain:

The reason behind the heating up of the handle of a pan more than the water present inside it.

Introduction:

Everything present in this universe is composed of atoms and molecules. These atoms and molecules possess different types of motion, which can be of different types—translational, vibrational, and rotational motion. The atoms and molecules come in motion when heat is provided.

Explanation of Solution

The heat transfer between the atoms of metal is faster than the atoms of water because the atoms of a metal are in direct contact with each other, which is called conductance. Thus, metal is a better conductor of heat as compared to water. The hydrogen bonds in water molecules result in the formation of water lattice. These lattices are responsible for the high specific heat of water. Thus, the specific heat of water is more than that of metals.

Specific heat is described as the heat required to increase the temperature of any substance by 1°C...

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