McCarter Biology

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Observing the Properties of Water

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Learning Goals:

  1. Observe the properties of cohesion, adhesion,surface tension and solvent abilities.
  2. Predict if ethanol is polar or nonpolar based on these properties.
  3. Explain the role of hydrogen bonding in the properties of water.

Key concepts:  Polarity, hydrogen bonding, cohesion, adhesion, surface tension, capillary action, solvent, solute.

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