science water terms

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Adhesion process of water molecules sticking to other substances.
Capillary action combined force of attraction among water molecules and with the molecules of surrounding materials
Chemical weathering process that breaks down rock through chemical changes like water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, organisms, acid rain)
Cohesion water molecules attract each other because of charges
Density measurement of how much mass is contained in a given volume of an object
Groundwater water that fills the cracks and spaces in underground soil and rock layer
Mechanical weathering type of weathering in which rock is physically broken into smaller pieces- like freezing, thawing, pressure, growth of plants, animals and abrasions
Phase state in which matter can exist
Polar molecule molecule that has electrically charged areas
Solute substance that is dissolved (example-sugar)
Solution mixture that forms when one substance dissolves another
Solvent substance that does the dissolving (example-water)

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