Properties of water

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Property of Water: solvent
Metabolic processes in all organism rely on chemicals being able to react together in solution
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Property of Water: Liquid
The movement of materials around organism, both in cells and on a large scale in multi-cellular organisms, requires a liquid transport medium
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Property of Water: Cohesion
Water molecules stick together creating surface tension at the water surface. Cohesion also makes long, thin water columns that are very strong and difficult to break.
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Property of Water: Freezing
Water freezes forming ice on the surface. Water beneath the surface becomes insulated and less likely to freeze.
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Property of Water: Thermal Stability
Large bodies of water have fairly constant temperatures. Evaporation of water can cool surfaces by removing heat.
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Property of Water: Metabolic
Water takes part as a reactant in some chemical processes.
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Property of Water: Liquid

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The movement of materials around organism, both in cells and on a large scale in multi-cellular organisms, requires a liquid transport medium

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Property of Water: Cohesion

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Property of Water: Freezing

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Property of Water: Thermal Stability

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