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Water Properties

TermDefinition
Cohesion The process by which hydrogen bonds hold water together.
Adhesion The clinging of one substance to another.
Surface Tension A measure of how difficult it is to stretch or break the surface of a liquid.
Kinetic Energy The energy of motion.
Heat A measure of the total amount of kinetic energy due to molecular motion in a body of matter.
Temperature A measure of the intensity of heat due to the average kinetic energy of the molecules.
Calorie The amount of heat it takes to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree Celsius.
Kilocalorie The amount of heat it takes to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water by 1 degree Celsius.
Specific Heat The amount of heat that must be absorbed or lost for 1 gram of the substance to change its temperature by one degree Celsius.
Heat of Vaporization The quantity of heat a liquid must absorb for 1 gram of the substance to be converted from a liquid to a gas.
Evaporative Cooling The process by which when liquid evaporates, the surface of the liquid remaining cools down.
Solution A liquid that is a completely homogeneous mixture of two or more substances.
Solvent The dissolving medium in a solution.
Solute The substance that is dissolved in a solution.
Hydrophilic Any substance that has an affinity for water.
Hydrophobic Any substance that repels water.
Created by: ScottSmith97