How water is vital to living organisms

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  • Created on: 11-03-16 09:38

What is water

It is a polar molecule

2 Hydrogen and one oxygen joined by covalent bonds.

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Specific heat capacity

Strong hydrogen bonds

Keeps temperature stable

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High latent heat of evaporation

Takes a lot of heat to break bonds

Useful in cooling things down


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Same substances stick together

Useful in transporting substances

Transporting water up the xylem.

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Good solvent

As a result of polarity

Allows substances to dissolve

Transport of substances- hormones

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