Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 3 - Test Your Understanding - Level 3 - Synthesis/Evaluation - Page 55: 7


The hydrogen bonds in water hold significant energy, which is released as the liquid freezes. This can release enough heat to protect a crop, such as citrus fruit, which is sensitive to freezing on the night of a mild frost.

Work Step by Step

Review the material on water and hydrogen bonding and how the latter leads to the high heats of fusion and vaporization of water, the former being important for answering this question.
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