Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 6 - Sections 6.1-6.10 - Exercises - Review Questions: 16

Answer

The water which surrounds coastal areas, has a high heat capacity and absorbs much of the sun's heat without undergoing a large increase in temperature.

Work Step by Step

Inland areas are surrounded primarily by land, which has a low heat capacity and undergoes a large increase in temperature as it absorbs a similar amount of heat.
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