BIOL201 - Study 3

BIOL201 - Study 3 - concentration of a solution given the...

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Biology 201: Cellular Biology and Genetics Fall 2004 Study Guide: Chapter 3 1. Why is water such a good solvent and what types of molecules are insoluble? 2. Discriminate between solvents, solutes and solutions. 3. Define pH in your own words and mathematically. 4. Explain the logarithmic nature of pH. 5. Define and give examples of acids and bases. 6. Explain how buffers work. 7. Be able to calculate the pH of a solution given the H + concentration. Example, what is the pH of a solution with a H + concentration of 1.0 x 10 -3 M. Example, what is the the pH of a solution with a H + concentration of 10 millimolar. 8. Be able to calculate the H
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Unformatted text preview: + concentration of a solution given the pH. 9. Which characteristics of water are related to its hydrogen bonding? 10. Compare the specific heat of water to that of other similar sized molecules which are liquids at physiological temperatures. 11. Why is water’s high specific heat important to the maintenance of body temperature? 12. Explain the importance of water’s high heat of vaporization in maintaining human body temperature. 13. Explain the difference between cohesion and adhesion. 14. Explain how waters cohesive strength effects the ability of plants to draw water up to great heights....
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