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Introductory Chemistry | 5th Edition | ISBN: 9780321910295 | Authors: Nivaldo J Tro ISBN: 9780321910295 34

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Problem 119P

Examine the data for the maximum and minimum average temperatures of San Francisco and Sacramento in the summer and in the winter.

San Francisco (Coastal City)

January

 

August

 

High

57.4 °F

Low

43.8 °F

High

64.4 °F

Low

54.5 °F

Sacramento (Inland City)

January

 

August

 

High

53.2 °F

Low

37.7 °F

High

91.5 °F

Low

57.7 °F

(a) Notice the difference between the August high in San Francisco and Sacramento. Why is it much hotter in the summer in Sacramento?

(b) Notice the difference between the January low in San Francisco and Sacramento. How might the heat capacity of the ocean contribute to this difference?

Step-by-Step Solution:

Solution 119P

Step 1:

The august high of sacramento is a way higher than that of san francisco .This because later is situated near the ocean and former away from the ocean .water has high heat capacity than soil.that is we require more amount of heat to raise the temperature of water than to raise the temperature of the soil.since the temperature of water does not raise much in summer s ,it also does not allow the temperature of near air to raise more .and thus lowering the high raise in  temperature  in san francisco.

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Textbook: Introductory Chemistry
Edition: 5
Author: Nivaldo J Tro
ISBN: 9780321910295

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