# 23.6: General Questions


1. Your hot water temperature was probably lower than the boiling point for water.  Explain what may contribute to water boiling at a lower temperature than the standard boiling point for water.

2. Use a ratio to determine how many times greater the specific heat capacity of water is compared to the specific heat capacities of your metal samples.

Example:

$\dfrac{\text{Water}}{\text{Gold}} = \dfrac{4186 J/kgC }{129 J/kgC} = \dfrac{32.4}{1} \nonumber$