Water - Water chemistry of water no organism can...

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Water chemistry of water - no organism can survive/reproduce w/o water carries no net charge or unpaired electrons can form weak chemical associations w/ a fraction of covalent bonds' strength oxygen atom portion has partial negative charge hydrogen atoms portion have partial positive charge polar molecules - has charge separation and partially charged poles hydrogen bonds - very weak bonds that last for a short while between hydrogen atoms cohesion - attraction between water molecules adhesion - attraction between water molecules and other molecules surface tension - causes water to cling together, allowing some insects to walk on it capillary action - water rises in very narrow tubes due to adhesion heat storage in water - temperature measures how fast the molecules move specific heat - energy needed to change 1 gram of a substance by 1 degree C heats up more slowly than most compounds, holds heat longer heat of vaporization
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course BSC BSC1005 taught by Professor Orlando,rebecca during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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