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An attraction between molecules of different substances.


An attraction between molecules of the same substance.

Capillary action

The combination of adhesion and cohesion that allows water to travel up small tubes.

Hydrogen Bonding

Attraction that form between a positively charged hydrogen atom of one water molecule and a negatively charged oxygen atom of another water molecule.

Temperature Moderation

Property of water in which water molecules resist temperature change because of hydrogen bonding.


Combination of a solute and a solvent.


The substance that the solute dissolves in to form a solution.


The substance dissolved by the solvent to form a solution.


The differences in electrical charge at the ends of a molecule.


Not having a positively charged and a negatively charged end.


Having both a hydrophilic region and a hydrophobic region.


A logarithmic scale (each level a factor of ten above the last) used to determine the acidity of an organic compound.


The ion that bases have a higher concentration of.


The ion that acids have a higher concentration of.

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