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Unformatted text preview: known as adhesion. This property provides for capillary action, the manner in which water "creeps" up the surfaces of tiny tubes, or "wicks" up paper and other surfaces. Temperature moderating property of water Temperature is a measure of the rate of molecule movement of some piece of matter Heat is a measure of the amount of energy which results from the movement of molecules in some piece of matter. Because water has hydrogen bonding it has: A high specific heat, the amount of energy needed to increase the temperature of 1 gram of a substance 1 degree Celsius A high heat of vaporization, the amount of heat energy needed to change a liquid to a gas (or evaporate) A high heat of fusion, the energy needed to convert a substance from a liquid to a solid....
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