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Water as a Coolant

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Water is often used as a coolant, a liquid to remove heat from things like hot engines. One reason is that water can absorb a lot of heat without changing temperature too much.

What property of water allows it to do this?

A

Water has a high latent heat of fusion.

B

Water has a low latent heat of fusion.

C

Water has a high specific heat capacity.

D

Water has a low specific heat capacity.

E

Water has a low latent heat of vaporization.