The Chemistry of Water


Water is a very common compound

Living things are mostly water


Chemical structure of water

            Water is a polar molecule

            It forms weak hydrogen bonds with anything polar

                        Water is cohesive

                        Water is adhesive


Chemical properties of water

            Surface tension

            Capillary action

            Water moderates the effects of temperature change

                        High specific heat

                        High heat of vaporization

                        High heat of fusion

            Solid water is less dense than liquid water