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The Coolant in a Chemical Or a Nuclear Plant (I.E., the Liquid Used to Prevent the Different Parts of a Plant from Getting Too Hot) Should Have High Specific Heat. - CBSE (Science) Class 11 - Physics

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Question

The coolant in a chemical or a nuclear plant (i.e., the liquid used to prevent the different parts of a plant from getting too hot) should have high specific heat.

Solution 1

The coolant in a chemical or nuclear plant should have a high specific heat. This is because higher the specific heat of the coolant, higher is its heat-absorbing capacity and vice versa. Hence, a liquid having a high specific heat is the best coolant to be used in a nuclear or chemical plant. This would prevent different parts of the plant from getting too hot

Solution 2

This is because heat absorbed by a substance is directly proportional to the specific heat of the substance.

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 NCERT Solution for Physics Textbook for Class 11 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 12: Thermodynamics
Q: 3.2 | Page no. 316
Solution The Coolant in a Chemical Or a Nuclear Plant (I.E., the Liquid Used to Prevent the Different Parts of a Plant from Getting Too Hot) Should Have High Specific Heat. Concept: Specific Heat Capacity.
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