# What is the specific heat of water? The specific heat of water is 1 ca

| What is the specific heat of water?

A. 4.186 joule/gram°C

B. 9.2 joule/gram°C

C. 4.8 joule/gram°C

D. 4.5 joule/gram°C

### Right Answer is: A

#### SOLUTION

- The specific heat of water is 1 calorie/gram =
**4.186 joules/gram**i.e. is higher than any other substance. - Amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius is known as specific heat.
- It is used to compare the molar specific heats of substances.

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What is the specific heat of water? The specific heat of water is 1 ca