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Flashcards in Topic 2.2: Water Deck (3):
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What are the thermal properties of water?

Water can absorb much heat before changing state (requires breaking of hydrogen bonds)

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What are the cohesive/adhesive properties of water?

Water will ‘stick’ to other water molecules (cohesion) and charged substances (adhesion)

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What are the solvent properties of water?

Water dissolves polar and ionic substances (forms competing polar associations to draw materials apart)

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