Hydrogen bonds in water
Introduction to the properties of water
- Solvent properties of water: Learn how and why water dissolves many polar and charged molecules.
- Cohesion and adhesion of water: Water can stick to itself (cohesion) and other molecules (adhesion).
- Specific heat, heat of vaporization, and density of water: Water has a high heat capacity and heat of vaporization, and ice—solid water—is less dense than liquid water.