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the intermolecular force, due to hydrogen bonding, that holds together the molecules in liquid water
total amount of kinetic energy due to the random motion of atoms or molecules in a body of matter
a measure of the intensity of heat in degrees, reflecting the average kinetic energy of the molecules
unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure (one cal equals 4.184 J)
a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure
amount of heat that must be absorbed or lost for 1 g of that substance to change its temperature by 1 degree C
heat of vaporization
quantity of heat a liquid must absorb for 1 g of it to be converted from the liquid to the gaseous state
process in which the surface of an object becomes cooler during evaporation, a result of the molecules with the greatest kinetic energy changing from the liquid to the gaseous state
when carbon dioxide dissolves in seawater, it reacts with water to form carbonic acid, which lowers ocean pH
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