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Explain why (b) 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.

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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.

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The coolant should have high specific heat so that it can absorb large amounts of heat without itself getting too hot and its temperature lies in the permissible region. Higher is the specific heat more will be the heat absorbed by the same amount of the material for a given increase in temperature.

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