I understand that one way to tell how much a liquid will be heated up by a remote heat source is by looking at its color. I assume clear and colorless heats up least, then white, other colors and last black liquids will heat up the most. ( Is this right and can more detail be added?)
However I don't understand the physics well enough to answer this simple sounding question. What other factors except for visible color affect how much the liquid will be heated?
If it is possible to give quantitive figures that would be great.