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Polar Convalent Bond
Sharing between 2 atoms is unequal
Mass divided by volume
A measure of how difficult it is to stretch or break the surface of a liquid
Dissolves into anything (Water)
The entire geographical area drained by a river and its tributaries
An underground formation that contains groundwater
The continuous process by which water moves from Earth's surface to the atmosphere and back
Allowing liquids to pass through
Not allowing liquids to pass through
Attraction between molecules of the same substance
An attraction between molecules of different substances
An ecosystem where all water runoff drains into a single body of water
Water found in the spaces between soil particles and cracks in rocks underground (located in the saturation zone). Groundwater is a natural resource that is used for drinking, recreation, industry, and growing crops.
Water on Earth that is used for human consumption, 3%
The percentage of the total volume of a rock or sediment that consists of open spaces.
full of holes; permeable to liquids
Describes the spaces between soil particles.
Ability of rock or soil to allow water to flow through it
the state or process that occurs when no more of something can be absorbed, combined with, or added.
A structure to access groundwater in underground aquifers
The process by which water is soaked up into materials
The upper level of the saturated zone of groundwater
97% of the world's water
Surface Tension of Water
Water molecules want to cling to each other. This surface layer creates a considerable barrier between the atmosphere and the water.
High Heat Capacity of Water
takes a lot of energy to change its state
Drainage Basin or Watershed
the area from which a single stream or river and its tributaries drains all of the water
A land area that is covered with a shallow layer of water during some or all of the year
A habitat in which the fresh water of a river meets the salt water of the ocean.
the attraction of the surface of a liquid to the surface of a solid
Repelled by water
Distribution of Water
where water goes in the ecosystem or environment
Water that flows over the ground surface rather than soaking into the ground.
Any form of water that falls from clouds and reaches Earth's surface.
Gas to liquid
Liquid to gas
Flow of water from the land surface into the subsurface.
Release of harmful materials into the environment
all the waters on the earth's surface, such as lakes and seas, and sometimes including water over the earth's surface, such as clouds.
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