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Chapter 3

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Department
Biology
Course
BSC 2010C
Professor
Christa Diercksen
Semester
Spring

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Chapter 3 Notes  Water molecules are polar, hydrogen atoms bond to each other o Cohesion – H2O molecules stick to each other o Adhesion – H2O molecules stick to other vessels (why water dips in meniscus) o Surface tension – level of difficulty involved in breaking or stretching the surface of liquid o High specific heat – how successfully a substance resists temperature change; water has high s.h. because of its bonds o High heat of vaporization – takes a lot of energy to convert water as a liquid into a gas  water expands when frozen, it captures air which is why it is less dense and floats  hydrophobic – repels water (nonpolar substances) 
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