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Chapter 2 The Chemistry Of Life, 2-2 Properties Of Water


Attraction between molecules of the same substance


Attraction between molecules of different substances; in plants, attraction between unlike molecules


Material composed of two or more elements or compounds that are physically mixed together but not chemically combined


Mixture of two or more substances in which the molecules of the substances are evenly distributed


Substance that is dissolved in a solvent to make a solution


Substance in which a solute is dissolved to form a solution


Mixture of water and nondissolved materials

pH Scale

Measurement system used to indicate the concentration of hydrogen ions (H+) in solution; ranges from 0 to 14


Compound that forms hydrogen ions (H+) in solution


Compound that produces hydroxide ions (OH+) in solution


Weak acid or base that can react with strong acids or bases to help prevent sharp, sudden changes in pH

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