Consider the following statements:

  1. Water has over twice the specific heat capacity than that of ice
  2. Steam has twice the specific heat capacity than that of water

Which of the above is / are correct statements?

Answer: [A] Only 1

Specific heat is the amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Water has about twice the specific heat capacity of both ice and steam.

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