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cohesion

what happens when individual molecules are so strongly attracted to each other that they tend to stay together, even when exposed to tension.

electrolysis

using electricity to break a molecule down into its constituent elements

hard water

water that has certain dissolved ions in it, predominately calcium ions

polar molecule

a molecule that has slight positive and negative charges due to an imbalance in the way electrons are shared.

solute

a substance that is dissolved in a solvent

solvent

a liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances

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