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Module #4- Vocab

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Electrolysis
The use of electricity to break down molecules into smaller units.
Solvent
A liquid substance capable of dissolving other substances.
Solute
A substance that is dissolved in a solvent.
Cohesion
The phenomenon that occurs when individual molecules are so strongly attracted to each other that they tend to stay together even when exposed to tension.
Hard Water
Water that has certain dissolved ions in it-predominatley calcium and magnesium ions
Polar Molecule
A molecule that has slight positive and negative charges due to an imbalance in the way electrons are shared.