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Define cohesion

Sticking together of particles of the same substance

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Define adhesion

Sticking together of particles to another substance

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Define capillary action

The desire to climb upwards by traveling and spreading through cohesion and adhesion

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Defined low density solid

A solid that is less dense than liquid form

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Define surface tension

How difficult it is to break the surface of a liquid

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Define high specific heat

The amount of heat energy needed to increase the temperature of the substance by 1°

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What would happen without low density solid

Entire Lakes would freeze over

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What would happen without capillary action

Trees would die as well as plants because water would not spread throughout the roots and give nutrition to the trees and plants

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What would happen without surface tension

All objects including light would sink to the bottom of water

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What would happen without high specific heat

We would die because it helps us maintain constant body temperatures

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What would happen without cohesion

Bodies of water would not exist

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What would happen without adhesion

Soil wouldn't be able to absorb water
Flooding
Nothing would be able to absorb water

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Something to remember surface tension

Dive and bellyflop