What is the importance of water to biological systems?

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What is the importance of water to biological systems?

Post by bionut720 » Sat Apr 07, 2007 3:48 pm

This seems simple but need some elaboration?

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Post by Darby » Sat Apr 07, 2007 6:19 pm

How would any chemistry happen if the molecules weren't wandering around in some liquid?

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Post by CoffeaRobusta » Sat Apr 07, 2007 9:19 pm

And not just any old liquid. Water has certain properties that make life as we know it possible. For example it is a highly polar molecule, allowing it to dissolve many substances. It is also less dense in solid form, which helps to keep our rivers and lakes from freezing solid in the winter. It has a high specific heat, meaning that it can absorb a lot of heat without changing temperature, creating stable environments.

Try googling the importance of water to life. I am sure you'll get alot of information.
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Post by bionut720 » Sun Apr 08, 2007 2:20 am

thanks a lot that was very interesting!

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