Concept 3: What makes water special?

Concept 3: What makes water special?

Author: Janelle Wilson

Bio 8f) explain the impact of water in life processes (i.e. adhesion, cohesion, capillarity, density, and osmosis) (GPS)

A look at some of the special properties of water.

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What makes water special?

Information on a few of the special properties of water.

Source: Janelle Wilson using Camtasia Studio

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