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Water, acids, and bases

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Hydrogen bonding in waterHydrogen bonds in waterWater as a solventSolvent properties of water
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Water and hydrogen bondingGet 3 of 4 questions to level up!
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Capillary action and why we see a meniscusSurface tensionCohesion and adhesion of water
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Cohesion, adhesion, and surface tensionGet 3 of 4 questions to level up!
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LeBron Asks: Why does sweating cool you down?Evaporative coolingHeat of vaporization of water and ethanolSpecific heat of waterLiquid water denser than solid water (ice)Specific heat, heat of vaporization, and density of water
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Temperature and state changes in waterGet 3 of 4 questions to level up!
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Autoionization of waterArrhenius definition of acids and basesBrønsted-Lowry definition of acids and basesDefinition of pHIntroduction to buffersAcids, bases, pH, and buffers
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Acids, bases, and pHGet 3 of 4 questions to level up!

About this unit

Where would we be without water? Well, we probably wouldn't exist at all! Learn more about this fascinating molecule: its hydrogen bonds, its properties, and why it's a key ingredient for biological systems of all sizes. Plus, brush up on the acid-base chemistry that takes place in water (and learn how it works in your own bloodstream)!
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