Biological molecules AQA AS Biology PART 7 of 8 TOPICS: Water

Again like ATP, it is a small summary based just on the characteristics of water and is associated with the AQA spec

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Biological molecules (AQA AS Biology) PART 7 of 8 TOPICS
Water:
There are key characteristics of water that you must know:
Water is the major component of cells
It is a metabolite in condensation and hydrolysis reactions, for example
It is a solvent for metabolite reactions to occur
Has a high heat capacity so it can absorb heat until it starts increasing in temperature
Has a large latent heat of vaporisation which means that water has to absorb a lot of heat for
it to become a vapour
Strong cohesion forces between molecules and produces surface tension when water meets
air
] Again like ATP, this is all that you need to know about water. Simple :) [

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