1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Why does it take longer to cool water in a refrigerator than it takes to cool air, assuming that the inside of the refrigerator is initially at the same temperature as the room it is in? 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution Quite frankly I don't even know if my intuition for the problem is correct (that wording is verbatim of the assignment sheet). My thought is that the water is a liquid and air is a gas so the gas molecules are bumping into the walls and each other dissipating energy faster than the water making the water cool slower. But I don't see the point of the "refrigerator" in this problem... namely... if the inside of the refrigerator is the same temp as the air in the room, it's just a box.. any help? Thanks!