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Water Vocab

QuestionAnswer
attract to draw towards itself
repel to draw away from
polar molecule a molecule that has electrically charged areas
adhesion the attraction of water molecules to different substances
cohesion the attraction of one water molecule to another water molecule
surface tension the tightness across the surface of water caused by the polar water molecules pulling on each other.
capillary action the combined force of attraction among water molecules and with the molecules of surrounding materials.
dissolve to make or become into a solution or liquid
solvent the part of the solution present in the largest amount and dissolves a substance (solute)
water vapor the invisible, gaseous form of water
density the amount of mass in a given space; mass per unit volume
water cycle the continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back, passing through the living and nonliving parts of the environment
contamination to make impure by contact or pollution
evaporation the process by which molecules at the surface of a liquid absorb enough energy to change to a gaseous state
condensation the process by which a gas changes to a liquid
solute the part of the solution in a lesser amount and is being dissolved
Created by: jmebuckley