Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305389892

Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305389892


Chapter 2, Problem 6TYK
Textbook Problem

The water lattice:

a. is formed from hydrophobic bonds.

b. causes ice to be denser than water.

c. causes water to have a relatively low specific heat.

d. excludes nonpolar substances.

e. is held together by hydrogen bonds that are permanent; that is, they never break and reform.

Expert Solution
Summary Introduction


Water is a colorless, odorless liquid, which is an important part of life. It has several properties that make it important. It is the capability of forming intermolecular hydrogen bonds between the hydrogen atom of one and oxygen atom of another water molecule. These bonds enable water to form clusters, or a lattice.

Explanation of Solution

Justification for the correct answer:

Option (d) is excludes non-polar substances. Water is a polar molecule and it cannot dissolve non-polar substances in it. The lattice and hydrogen bonding are responsible for various properties of water such as cohesion, adhesion, high density, high heat of vaporization, high boiling point, surface tension. Hence, option (d) is correct.

Justification for the incorrect answers:

Option (a) is it forms hydrophobic bonds. The water molecules form water lattices and these are not hydrophobic bonds...

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