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polar molecule a molecule that has electrically charged areas
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
solution a mixture in which one substance is dissolved in another
solvent the part of a solution that is present in the largest amount and dissolves a solute; it DOES the dissolving
evaporation the process by which molecules at the surface of the liquid such as water absorbs enough energey to turn into a gaseous state such as water vapor
condensation the process by which a gas such as water vapor changes into a liquid such as water
transpiration the process by which plants release water vapor through their leaves
specific heat the amount of thermal energy required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of a substance by 1 degrees Celceus
suspension a mixture by which particles can be seen and easily seperated by settling or filteration
solute the part of a solution present in a lesser amount and dissolved by the solvent; this GETS DISSOLVED by another substance
freezing point the temperature at which a substance turns from a liquid to a solid
boiling point the temperature at which a liquid turns into gas
cohesion when water molecules attract to each other because of unlike charges (negative to positive)
adhesion the process of water molecules sticking to other substances
density the amount of mass in a given space
pores tiny openings in and between particles of rock and soil that may contain air or water
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