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Water:

Water:

  • 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…

 

 

PropertyExplanation
Excellent solventEssential role in transport of molecules in biological systems.
Less dense as a solidIce insulates water beneath it, protecting marine life from freezing.
High SHCCells do not heat up or cool down easily, thus has a homeostatic/stable temperature.
TransparentAllows marine life to exist as photosynthesis can occur underwater as well as gas exchange.