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capillary action

the combined force of attraction among water molecules and with the molecules of surrounding materials


the process by which a gas changes to a liquid


the process by whichmolecules at the surface of a liquid absorb enough energy to change to the gaseous state

specific heat

the amount of heat needed to increase the temperature of a certain amount of a substance by 1 degree Celsius


a mixture that forms when one substance dissolves another


a substance that dissolves another substance


form of a substance, including soldi, liquid, or gas

surface tension

the tighteness across teh surface of water caused by the polar molecules pulling on each other

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