Properties of Water and Weathering
Terms in this set (20)
caused by water molecules being attracted to one another (cohesion)
water molecules sticking together
water molecules sticking to other things
Freezing point of water
Chemical formula for water
High Specific Heat
The reason why water resists changing its temperature.
one end of the molecule has a positive charge and the other end has a negative charge
The boiling point of water
This decreases when water freezes causing ice to float.
This happens to water molecules when they freeze.
Surface Tension (Cohesion)
The property of water that allows bugs to walk on water.
Why water can dissolve many substances.
The bond between water molecules that holds one water molecule to another.
Breakdown of rocks
Movement of weathered rocks to another place
Rocks break into smaller pieces but do not change composition
Chemical transformation of rock into a new compound
A type of chemical weathering that looks like a color change
A type of physical weathering cause when ice forms in rock cracks and breaks it apart.
A type of chemical weathering when water or acid rain dissolve a rock
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