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The water at the bottom of a waterfall is slightly warmer than that at the top because part of the

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A) potential energy raises the water temperature

B) water absorbs latent heat from the atmosphere

C) kinetic energy is changed intyo internal energy

D) dropping mass of water increases the heat capacity

E) A and C above


The correct answer is C.


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  • The answer is option E
    Water is slightly warmer at the bottom of a waterfall than at the top because the gravitational potential energy is converted first to kinetic energy of the falling water, and finally to heat energy as it comes to rest at the bottom.

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