Water's Life Supporting Properties
  1. What do we mean when we say that water is a polar molecule?
  2. Why is water important to living systems?  Consider the following properties of water in your discussion; cohesion, adhesion, high specific heat, surface tension, versatility as a solvent.
  3. How does water influence the cooling and warming in biological systems?
  4. Why does ice float, and why is this important to aquatic ecosystems?
  5. Understand why certain compounds are hydrophilic or hydrophobic.
  6. What is a mole?  What is molarity?  Describe the procedure for making a 1M solution of a compound.
  7. Acid/Base Chemistry: