Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Chapter 15 - Think and Explain: 65

Answer

The jug of hot water is the better choice.

Work Step by Step

When a substance cools relatively slowly, it has a relatively high specific heat capacity. Water has a relatively high specific heat capacity compared to other common materials. Another way to phrase this is that the 10 kg of water has more "thermal inertia". This is discussed on pages 289-290.
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