B. Water. Needed by but not c reated by living things. Created by living things Contain carbon as central atom Also contain hydrogen. Water – inorganic molecule, essential to ALL life. 1 . Chemistry of Water
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1. Chemistry of Water
A chemical bond in which a hydrogen atom of one molecule is attracted to an negative atom, - of another molecule
High Specific Heat Capacity
Universal solvent – water will dissolve many solutes
-blood carries dissolved solutes
-oceans carry dissolved solutes
Transparent in Nature- Aquatic environments for photosynthesis
Lubricant – swallowing, joints
When water DISSOCIATES
H = OH
This is a neutral solution (pH 7)
is greater than the concentration of the OH ion then we have an acid.