Short Answers

15.52

Which has the greater amount of internal energy-an iceberg or a cup of hot coffee? Defend your answer.

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15.70

Desert sand is very hot in the day and very cool at night. What does this indicate about its specific heat capacity?

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16.40

On a cold day, why does a metal doorknob feel colder than the wooden door?

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16.87

Your friend states that the average speed of all hydrogen and nitrogen molecules in a gas is the same. Do you agree or disagree, and why?

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17.57

Why are icebergs often surrounded by fog?

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17.75

When you boil potatoes, will your cooking time be reduced with vigorously boiling water instead of gently boiling water? (Directions for cooking spaghetti call for vigorously boiling water – not to lessen cooking time but to prevent something else. If you don’t know what it is, ask a cook.)

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18.61

Could you cool a kitchen by leaving the refrigerator door open and closing the kitchen door and windows? Explain.

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