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Hawkins H2O Property

Properties of Water

Surface Tension The tightness of water's surface that causes a curved shape.
Cohesive Property Water does not pull apart easily. It is sticky.
Universal Solvent Most things will dissolve in water. Medium for most biological reactions.
Specific Heat Much energy is needed to change temperatures in large bodies of water.
Capillary Action Cohesion and adhesion allow water to move against gravity in plants/trees.
Hydrogen Bonds Individually these bonds are pretty weak; all together very strong.
Polarity Allows for the formation of hydrogen bonds between other water molecules as well as different molecules.
Salinity Refers to how salty a substance is.
Positive The overall charge of a water molecule.
Adhesive Property The attraction of the water molecules to other substances.
Created by: SelmaMS