Unformatted text preview: molecules B. Moderation of temperature 1. Heat of vaporization: The quantity of heat a liquid must absorb for 1 g of it to be converted from the liquid to the gaseous state 2. Evaporative cooling: The property of a liquid whereby the surface becomes cooler during evaporation, owing to a loss of highly kinetic molecules to the gaseous state C. Insulation of bodies of water by floating ice D. The solvent of life 1. Aqueous solution: A solution in which water is the solvent 2. Hydration shell: The sphere of water molecules around each dissolved ion 3. Hydrophilic: Having an affinity for water 4. Hydrophobic: Having an aversion to water; tending to coalesce and form droplets in water 5. Colloid: A mixture made up of a liquid and particles that (because of their large size) remain suspended in that liquid...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course BIO 301 taught by Professor Graham during the Spring '08 term at University of Indianapolis.
- Spring '08