Water and it's properties

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  • Water
    • Polarity
      • Electrons are shared unevenly.
        • This means The Oxygen atom becomes slightly negatively charged and the Hydrogen atom slightly positively charged
    • Formation of Hydrogen Bonds
      • This happens due to the polarity of the water molecules
        • Polarity
          • Electrons are shared unevenly.
            • This means The Oxygen atom becomes slightly negatively charged and the Hydrogen atom slightly positively charged
      • This is because they form...
    • Thermal Properties
      • Water has a relatively high boiling point due to the hydrogen bonds formed between the molecules
        • This leads to more energy being needed to evaporate the water which is how sweating helps to reduce the body temperature
    • High Surface Tension
      • The water molecules want to cling to each other-Cohesion
        • At the surface, there are fewer molecules so the bonds formed are stronger
    • Solvent Properties
      • Any other polar molecule, e.g. Glucose or Enzymes, dissolve in water
        • This is because they form...
    • As a Metabolite
      • Water is involved in many reactions, either as a product or a reactant

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