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Unformatted text preview: called hydrophobic (water fearing). Cohesion. Because water molecules are held together by hydrogen bonds, water molecules have a high degree of cohesion, or the ability to stick together. As a result, water has strong surface tension. This tension, in turn, gives water strong capillary action, allowing water to creep up narrow tubing. These qualities contribute to the movement of water through capillaries. Stability. The temperature of water is stable. You must add a relatively large amount of energy to warm (and boil) it and remove a large amount of energy to cool (and freeze) it. So, when sweat evaporates from your forehead, a large amount of heat is taken with it and you are cooled....
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