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Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Atoms Molecules And Life Part 2 Of 2

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Biological Sciences
Course
BIOL 1001
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All Professors
Semester
Winter

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Why Is Water So Important to Life Water makes up 6090 body weight of most organisms Special Properties of WaterWater molecules attract one anotherCohesion the molecules of a substance tend to stick togetherHydrogen bonding between water molecules produces high cohesionWater cohesion explains how water molecules can form a chain in delivering moisture to the top of a tree R below Fig 28Cohesion of water molecules along a surface produces surface tensionSpiders and water striders rely on surface tension to move across the surface of ponds L BelowWater molecules stick to polar or charged surfaces according to the property called adhesionAdhesion helps water climb up the thin tubes of plants to t
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