Properties of Water


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Which of the following statements accurately describe ice:

I. Ice is denser than water.

II. Hydrogen bonds hold ice molecules closer together than they do liquid water molecules.

III. Ice has a crystalline structure.

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1. Which of the following properties helps explain why a city near the Pacific Ocean experiences less dramatic changes in temperature during the day compared to a city farther inland?


Which of the following concepts help explain why water can travel up a narrow tube?

I. Cohesion

II. Adhesion

III. Specific Gravity

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on how water wants to behave in any one condition, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your knowledge of the properties of water. Quiz topics include the characteristics of ice and the difference in temperature shifts between inland and coastal cities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Why a city closer to the ocean experiences less temperature fluctuation
  • Why water can travel up a narrow tube
  • Density of solid water
  • Water's ability to move against gravity in a narrow space

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the characteristics of ice and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to identify the reasons solid water is less dense than liquid water

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson titled Properties of Water. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what makes water unique
  • Identify the role of hydrogen bonds in water's properties
  • Explain why ice is not as dense as liquid water
  • Describe the reason water has a high specific heat
  • Appreciate how cohesion relates to adhesion
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