Water

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  • Water
    • Cohesion
      • Cohesion of water molecules to xylem walls.
        • .                      .       .                   .     .                   .     .                  .
    • Surface tension
      • Pond skaters
    • Solid
      • Liquid
        • Gas
    • H2O
      • .                   .     .                   .     .                   .     .                 .
    • Medium for chemical reactions
      • Solvent
        • .                      .              .                         .
          • Lipids are non-polar. Can't dissolve in water.
          • Metal/non-metal ions, glucose, amino acids can dissolve.
    • Transport.
      • Carries things e.g minerals (o2)
    • Temperature regulation
      • High specific heat capacity
        • Absorbs lots of energy before changing temp significantly
      • High latent heat (sweat)
    • Transparent
      • Photosynthesis underwater.

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