Properties of water 2

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High specific heat capacity

-water stores a lot of energy

-Large quantities of energy is required to raise the temperature of water

-prevents the entire organisms in the pond from freezing to death

 

-Swear absorbs heat form the body and uses water to remove excess heat out of the body. This lowers body core temperature

Solvent

-Metabolic processes in organisms  rely on water to react with other chemicals

For example Humans need to dissolve Alcohol (buildup could be toxic)

Water is a [polar molecule allowing solutes like nitrates to dissolve

70/90% of the cytoplasm…

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