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water vocabulary

polar molecule a molecule with slightly positive and negative ends
cohesion the attraction of one molecule for another
surface tension the strong bonds or sticky skin at the surface of water
universal solvent name given towater because so many substances dissolve in water
solution a mixture that forms when one substance dissolves in another
solvent the substance that does the dissolving
adhesion the attraction of water molecules for other polar molecules
capillary action water's adhesion causes it to climb up
density how tightly matter in an object is packed together
temperature range the space between freezing point and boiling point
solid, liquid, gas water commonly occurs in these states
specific heat amount of heat required to increase the temerature of a substance one degree
physical weathering breaking rock into smaller pieces without changing chemical makeup
chemical weathering breaking down rock into smaller pieces thru chemical changes or reactions
ice wedging water freezing in a rock forcing it to crack
Created by: sharon_eberle1