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specific heat

protects from rapid temperature loss, high so takes long to heat up, amount energy takes to raise 1g 1 degree c (4.2 joules)

heat of vaporization

evaporative cooling, high, pulls heat from body, keeps you cool

universal solvent

water both charges, solute being dissolves, solvent does dissolving, hydrophilic loves water (+/-), hydrophobic hates water (no charge), ampipathic (both)

cohesion and adhesion

cohesion water bond to water, adhesion water bond to anything else hydrophilic, capillary action both work to move water up tree roots

surface tension

hydrogen bonds give you surface tension, gives eco systems, water striders

insulator and density

ice less dense than water, insulates lakes, rigid hydrogen bonds

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