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Water cycle vocab

Adhesion when molecules of water are attracted to another substances
cohesion the attractive force between water molecules
polarity the property of water that is caused because water has an unequal sharing of electrons, making it have a slightly positive charge.
Surface tension a measure of the force necessary to stretch or break the surface of a liquid
Capillary water's ability to travel through small areas without any external forces such as gravity
Specific heat the amount of heat that must be absorbed or lost for one gram of a substance to change its temperature by 1 degree Celsius
Evaporative cooling as water evaporates from an area, it can cause a reduction in temperature of that area
Evaporation the process by which molecules at the surface of a liquid absorb enough energy to change to the gaseous state
Transpiration the evaporation of water through the pores of plants
condensation the process in which water vapor in the air changes into liquid water
precipitation water falling to Earth as rain, snow, hail, or sleet
Created by: rlbeiter
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