Ch3 - Water and the Fitness of the Environment Chapter 3...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Water and the Fitness of the Environment Chapter 3 Chapter 3 Page 1 : Properties of Water Water molecules are polar and hydrogen bond to each other. This bonding is responsible for the special properties of water The properties of water are as follows: _Cohesion_ = water molecules stick together as a result of the partial charge attractions between the hydrogen and oxygen. This is one reason plants can transport water against gravity. Chapter 3 Page 2 : Properties of Water Cont. _Adhesion_ = clinging of one substance to another. In plants the water molecules cling to the sides of the vessels helping transport against gravity. This is also seen in graduated cylinders in the lab Ex meniscus Surface tension = level of difficulty involved in breaking or stretching the surface of a liquid High specific heat = this means how successfully a substance resists changing temperature Surface Tension is holding me up! Chapter 3 Page 4 : Properties of Water Cont.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course BSV 2010c taught by Professor Janewaterman,pamelathomas during the Spring '07 term at University of Central Florida.

Page1 / 2

Ch3 - Water and the Fitness of the Environment Chapter 3...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online