September 7, 2006 at 6:46 am #5658
I’m enrolled in an AP Bio class. I’m only a sophmore and I have never taken a Chemistry class so this course will be very difficult for me.
This is my first assignment: Write an essay about 5 chemical and physical properties of water that make it a suitable medium for life.
Here are my 5 properties of water:
1) it’s a universal solvent (except for lipids)
2) can dissociate into hydroxide and hydronium
3) it’s a polar molecule
4) its solid form is less dense than its liquid form (ice floats)
5) water has high specific heat
Water is also adhesive/cohesive, however, I have already listed 5. I want to know if these are appropriate/ acceptable properties of water for my essay. Which should remove and what else should I add?
Also, how can I go about to solve/approach this question to make a strong but concise essay?
Thank you for your time and help in advance! 😀
September 7, 2006 at 8:33 am #54445oppoxParticipant
well nothing of what u write is wrong. Water has one of the highest (the highest?) specific heat capacities. How much work are u going to spend writing this essay, are u going to explain what dipolar means and how it forms and why it has high heat capacity and so on? I think u have more then enough material.
September 9, 2006 at 2:14 am #54529
thanks alot Oppox! 😀
September 9, 2006 at 7:25 am #54546fluktuaciaParticipant
if i were you i would maybe change the third point for that adhesive property (because you’ve already mentioned what properties are connected with its polarity in the first 2 points).. but that’s just my opinion;)
September 10, 2006 at 4:58 am #54586
oo, okay, thanks for that on fluk.
Now what I’m really worried about is how I can start this essay. Can anyone help?
September 10, 2006 at 5:23 am #54587victorParticipant
this may help you:
hope you can start your essay now…:D
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