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science Earth The Water Planet

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capillary action
the combined force of attraction among water molecules and with the molecules of surrounding materials
condensation
the process by which a gas changes to a liquid
evaporation
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
solution
a mixture that forms when one substance dissolves another
solvent
a substance that dissolves another substance
state
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