Applications of Specific Heat Capacity - Cooling System of Car Engine

Car Engine

  1. Water is used to cool down the car engine.
  2. Water is used as the cooling agent in the car cooling system because 
    1. it has high specific heat capacity. It can absorb a large amount of heat without a high increase in temperature.
    2. it is cheap and can be obtained easily.
  3. Water is pumped through the channels in the engine block to absorb heat.
  4. The hot water flows to the radiator and is cooled by the air flows through the fins of the radiator.
  5. The cool water flows back to the engine again to capture more heat and this cycle is repeated continuously.