Chemistry (12th Edition)

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ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 15 - Water and Aqueous Systems - 15 Assessment: 66

Answer

Water expands and takes up more volume when frozen. Water is polar and has a high surface tension compared to wax which is nonpolar and a lower surface tension. Therefore, water will not mix and bead up. Water has a lower vapor pressure as compared to alcohol. Vapor pressure is the tendency of water to escape as a gas.

Work Step by Step

Water expands and takes up more volume when frozen. Water is polar and has a high surface tension compared to wax which is nonpolar and a lower surface tension. Therefore, water will not mix and bead up. Water has a lower vapor pressure as compared to alcohol. Vapor pressure is the tendency of water to escape as a gas.
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