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    every organism on this planet is dependent on water, the most crucial substance needed to support life. But, why is this molecule so necessary when it comes to keeping us and other living things alive. It just so happens that water has several physical and chemical properties like no other liquid, making it very special. Three of these properties are water’s dissolving capabilities as a solvent, water’s heat capacity, and ice density. A water molecule consists of two hydrogen atoms and one

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    that the first cells evolved in water? Today, water makes up seventy to ninety percent of all organisms and covers seventy-five percent of the Earth’s surface. It is used every day for cooking, cleaning, drinking, powering, cooling, ect. As humans, we cannot even go for more than a few days without it. It has been and still is a necessity for life, and without water’s versatility and other unique properties, existence as we know it would be impossible. (Mader, 2013) Water is able to exist as a solid

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    71% of Earth’s surface is water. Oceans make up 97.5% of all that water (Fraser, Cain). What happens when we continue to change and pollute the oceans and how do water’s properties react to it? Water has a higher latent heat and specific heat capacity than other substances. Water’s thermal properties are also unique when thinking about expansion and contraction. Water like other substances contract when the temperature get lower, although 4 – 0 degrees Celsius actually expands. A very important factor

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    Properties of Water Water is essential for life as we know it on earth. It is used by plants and animals for basic biological processes which would be impossible without the use of water. The origin of all life can be traced back to the water in the Earth's precambrien seas. Water is also the universal solvent. It reacts with more elements and compounds than any other substance known to man. Water is a polar molecule made up of on atom of hydrogen and two atoms of oxygen. It is attracted

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    JAMAICA WATER PROPERTIES

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    CASE 1.3 JAMAICA WATER PROPERTIES Synopsis This case focuses on David Sokol, an executive who has made a “name” for himself in recent years within the energy industries. After becoming recognized as a successful “turnaround” agent for troubled companies, Sokol was hired in 1992 to serve as the chief operating officer of JWP, Inc., a large, New York-based conglomerate. At the time, JWP had an impressive history of sustained profits and

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    Water has five main properties. It’s first is its attraction to other polar molecules. Because of its cohesion to other water molecules, it is a major property. Cohesive forces are responsible for surface tension. This causes water to form spherical droplets; this also allows it to support small objects if they have been placed carefully on the surface. Due to the hydrogen bonds in the water, this allows the water molecules to hold together. As they are exposed to air on one side, there will be neighbouring

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    Water Properties and pH Abstract: These set of experiment are set up to observe water properties and pH in both base and acidic solution. The first 7 are testing the properties of water and its function to support life. The last 3 are experimenting the pH of different solution as well as the use of buffer in nature and medical. Some experiments is omitted or change due to error in preparation, but overall the experiment does show significant details for natural phenomenal. Introduction: the purpose

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    Introduction: Water is an important substance that is needed all around the world. Freshwater is not completely pure though. It has dissolved solutes from minerals, and gases from the atmosphere. The presence of dissolved ions in water gives it a chemical property that is called water hardness. Water hardness refers to a liquid that has a high concentration of minerals, but those minerals are typically Ca2+, and Mg2+. Water that has a very low concentration of these elements is called “soft”. This

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    author talks about how the properties of water can be related to square dancing. The molecules of water take the place of the dancers as they move coordinately. Water does not conform to the same properties of other liquids. Water has many different properties that are talked about in the article. The most famous and most talked about property in the article is water’s density at low temperatures; like how it expands as it cools. Other liquids condense as they get cooler but water does the opposite. At

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    The Biological Significance Of The Properties Of Water The human body 15% lipids, 12% proteins but by far the biggest % is water which makes up a massive 70% of the human body. This is the equivalent of 49kg in an average male adult human of mass 70kg. This is a good indication of just how important water is in the human life. Without water we would not be able to life and Earth is therefore the only planet in this galaxy with life as we know it except for Mars where

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