Water

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Features

Very cohesive-

  • Allows it to be pulled up the xylem of a plant
  • Creates surface tension

Slightly positively charged
Hydrogen bonding

Solvent-

  • Gases, O2, CO2
  • Waters, Ammonia, and Urea
  • Inorganic ion and hydrophllic molecules
  • Enzymes whose reactions take place in solutions

Dipolar molecule
H2O
High Specific Heat Capcity
Latent heat of vapourisation

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Important aspects

Evaporation cause water to act as a coolant for organisms

Transparent-

  • aqautic plants can photosynthesise
  • light rays reach retina 

Metabolism-

  • Used for hydrolysis
  • Chemical reaction happen in aqeous mediums
  • Used in photosynthesis

Surface tension-

  • Strong enough to support small organisms- pond skaters
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