- Water molecules are non-linear and polar molecules because the H and O atoms are different in size and electronegativity.
- They form hydrogen bonds with other water molecules.
- Some properties include…
|Excellent solvent||Essential role in transport of molecules in biological systems.|
|Less dense as a solid||Ice insulates water beneath it, protecting marine life from freezing.|
|High SHC||Cells do not heat up or cool down easily, thus has a homeostatic/stable temperature.|
|Transparent||Allows marine life to exist as photosynthesis can occur underwater as well as gas exchange.|