What kind of bond gives water its impiortant properties of adhesion cohesion and high specific heat?
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Identify the properties of water that are important for life to be able to exist?
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5 unique properties of water?
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What are the seven unusual properties of water?
These seven properties are water forms hydrogen bonds, which cause cohesion, adhesion, high specific heat, high heat of vaporization, it is a universal solvent, and water is less dense as a solid. Water forms Hydrogen Bonds - Since Oxygen is far more electronegative than hydrogen, it withdraws electron density from hydrogen giving the hydrogen a partial positive charge and the oxygen a partial negative charge. These partial opposite charges attract to each other on other water molecules, allowing water molecules to hydrogen bond to each other. This accounts for all the following properties. Cohesion - Water can stick to itself Adhesion - Water can stick to other materials High Specific Heat - Water changes its temperature slower than most other compounds High Heat of Vaporization - Water requires a large amount of energy to change it into a gas Versatile Solvent - Water can dissolve a wide variety of things Water is less dense as a solid - Most substances gain density when frozen
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Why are cells 70 percent water?
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