Which of the following properties of water would be most important in protecting a fish in a shallow pond on a hot summer day?

A. the low density of water in the solid phase

B. water's strong forces of adhesion

C. the high specific heat of water

D. water's solvent properties

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  1. C. because a high specific heat means that it will take a lot of sunshine to raise the temperature of the water. The water won't get too hot for the fish.

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