Definition/Example DIFINITION: The ability or tendency to float in water of other fluids. EXAMPLES: ice cubes in water, boats float on ride on water, helium balloons are an example of buoyancy in the air.
SPECIFIC HEAT Created by Michael, Jon, and Jacklin
DEFINITION OF SPECIFIC HEAT The number of degrees required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of a substance by 1°C.
SPECIFIC HEAT RELATED TO WATER Water has a high specific heat, which means it takes a lot of energy to heat water. An abundance of energy allows for water molecules to move faster and become a vapor that is released in the air.
EXAMPLES One example of specific heat is a pan on a stove top. Metal pans have a low specific heat because they warm quickly from the heat of the stove. This property makes the metal pan ideal for cooking. Another example is the specific heat of water. Water is used to cool down machinery because it has a high specific heat and needs an abundance of energy to become hot.
Polarity of Water By: Brooke, Owen, Michaela, Shana
Definition of polarity of water Definition: The uneven distribution of charges across a molecule. Responsible for attraction to other polar molecules. Water does not attract non-polar substances; such as oil.
Examples of Polarity of water Surface tension- the tightness across the surface of water. Cohesion- the act of uniting or sticking together with other water molecules.