BIO131: Water Molecule Structure

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What is responsible for the high surface tension of water?

The hydrogen bonding between water molecules

What causes water to adhere to other polar molecules?

The polarity of water

Why does an insect glide atop the surface of the water rather than sinking?

The cohesive nature of water molecules

What causes the water to rise in a narrow glass tube when lowered into a beaker of water?

The adhesion of water to other polar molecules

What makes the water molecule polar?

The sharing of electrons between oxygen and hydrogen atoms

Test your knowledge on the structure and properties of water molecules in this biology quiz. Explore the composition of water and its cohesive properties.

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