Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 2, The Chemistry of Life - Assessment - 2.2 Properties of Water - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 56: 12



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Water has a high heat capacity, meaning the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of water is very high. This is because the molecules of water form hydrogen bonds with one another, and to break these many bonds, it takes a lot of energy.
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