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Chapter 3 Water by Mind Map: Chapter 3
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Chapter 3 Water

water is polar


structure of water

unequal sharing of electrons

charged areas


opposites attract

Hydrogen bonds form between water molecules

4 unique properties due to polarity


what is it?, cohesion, adhesion

why is it important?

moderation of temperature

what is it?, specific heat, changing temperature

why is it important?, moderation of air temperature, bodies of water = stable temp., evaporative cooling

expansion upon freezing

what is it?, liquid water, 4 degree (Celsius) water, solid water (ice)

why is it important?, ice floats, insulates water underneath

versatility as a solvent

what is it?, water is polar, "universal" solvent

why is it important?