Chemistry of life

Taniya Williams

Water

  • Water is a tasteless odorless liquid.
  • Adhesion is when water is attracted to other substances.
  • Cohesion is when water is attracted to water.
  • Polarity of water enables many subtances to dissolve in water.
  • Water absorbs heat more slowly and retains this energy longer than many other substances do. For example a pot of boiling water removed from a stove takes a long time to cool down.
  • Pure water has a pH value of 7