The attraction between water molecules and another substance is called adhesion. An example of this phenomenon is the absorption of water by a towel.
Water molecules are also attracted to each other by cohesion.
Adhesion and cohesion of water are both caused by the polarity of water molecules.
Molecules are said to be polar if they have opposite electrical charges at different ends of the molecule. Nonpolar molecules have none or evenly distributed charges (oil is an example of a nonpolar substance).
Since opposite charges attract, water is attracted to other polar (or ionic) substances.
Adhesion is when water is attracted to other substances. Cohesion is water's attraction to other water molecules.
Cohesion of water is how well it sticks to itself. Also adhesion of water is how well it sticks to other substances. cohension of water is caused by hydrogen bonds
The property that enables water to dissolve other substances, such as sea salts, is cohesion. Thanks for using WikiAnswers! Ask again!
the property is capillary action. it is possible because water is polar. that means it has an electrical charge.
No. That would be a chemical property.
match sticks do not have hydrophilic substances in order 2 imbibe water.
Water is a polar substance, which means that any other polar substances will dissolve in it. The opposite is mineral turpentine which is non-polar so all non-polar substances dissolve in it.
Water is a polar molecule which means it has a slight positive charge on one side of the molecule and a slight negative charge on the other side. Being a polar molecule allows it to dissolve other substances.
cohesion causes water to adhere to itself. Adhesion causes water to adhere to other things. These two properties together allow for the "wick effect" a.k.a. capillary effect of water where water will actually climb tube.
excess water and other water soluble substances ......
Solubility is referring to the ability of a substance to dissolve when placed in a substance such as water. Salt and sugar are very soluble substances in water.
It contracts when heated from 0 deg C to 4 deg C. Other substance expand when heated.
Only traces or other substances are released with water vapors.
Polar substances will dissolve other polar substances.*Ionic substances will dissolve other ionic substancesNonpolar substances will dissolve other nonpolar substances.*Water is called the universal solvent because it can dissolve both polar and ionic substances. (Although not all ionic substances will be dissolved by water.)
"this property of water helps move substances from the roots of trees to their leaves"