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Question Set: Water Properties

Question Set: Water Properties

  1. How are cohesion and adhesion alike? How are they different?
  2. How does cohesion help explain how you are able to squirt water across a room with a hose or water gun?
  3. How does adhesion help explain how a sponge or paper towel cleans up spilled water? 
  4. Your ability to float a paper clip on water (in Properties of Water Activity 2) was due to what is called surface tension. Explain how cohesion and adhesion play a role in surface tension. Give an example of how surface tension is important in real life.
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