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Water has many properties Some of these properties are cohesionadhesion temperature and specific heat Also water is known as theuniversal solvent because it dissolves many things Some substances likeoil are hydrophobic Since water is such a universal solvent that makes itessential to all living things To begin one of waters many unique properties is cohesion Cohesionis the resisting of rupturing when stretched One thing you can do to showthis is put drops of water on a penny until all the water spills overAnother example of this is when a little animal walks across water Alizard for example is capable of this because the body weight is to lightto rupture and go through the waters cells making this walking on watersituation possible Something total different is called adhesion Adhesionis the force of attraction between unlike molecules This causes moleculesto push away from each other and you get the opposite effect of cohesion In continuation water has a very high specific heat This means thatit takes a very extreme temperature for water to change its state It takesat the very least 212 for water to boil For example have you ever triedto boil water Have you ever noticed how that process takes what seems likeforever This is because of waters high specific heat Also it takes aspecific heat of 32-0 to freeze water When you freeze water to try andmake ice cubes the same chemical changes are happening So as you can seeit takes very extreme specific temperatures to change the state of water Since water is a universal solvent it is used to dissolve manythings Some of the substances that water tries to dissolve arehydrophobic This means that they are water-dreading On the contrary mostare hydrophilic This means water-loving An example of hydrophobic is oilwhen the oil molecules are mixed with the water molecules
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