Properties of Water Review Sheet

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Properties of Water Review
1. Write the chemical formula for water. ____________
2. How many elements make up the water molecule?____
3. What are the names of the elements that make up the water
molecule? __________________________________
4. How many atoms are in ONE water molecule?
5. Sketch a model of a water molecule, show polarity by labeling
positive and negatively charged regions of the molecule.
6. Why is water called the “universal solvent?”?
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7. What causes surface tension in water?
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8. Give an example that you observed of surface tension.
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9. Define cohesion in your own words. Give an example.
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10. Define adhesion in your own words. Give an example.
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11. How does water get to the leaves in the tops of the tallest trees
against the force of gravity? Name property responsible for this and
explain how it works.
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12. Why is solid water less dense than liquid water?
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13. Why does water have a high specific heat?
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