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Introduction to Environmental Science, 2018 edition

Introduction to Environmental Science, 2018 edition is the textbook for Environmental Science 1000 (ENSC1000)

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Chapter 7: Water

This chapter has been adapted from these resources:

OpenStax, Biology. OpenStax CNX. Dec 19, 2016
OpenStax, Concepts of Biology. OpenStax CNX. Dec 20, 2016

Chapter 7: Water Outline

7.1 Introduction

7.2 Properties of water
      a. hydrogen bonding
      b. Physical state of water
      c. Heat capacity
      d. Heat of vaporization
      e. Universal solvent
      f. Cohesion and adhesion
7.3 Global water distribution and use
7.4 The hydrologic cycle
7.5 Components of the hydrologic cycle
      a. Atmosphere and precipitation
      b. Streams and rivers
      c. Lakes, reservoirs, and ponds
      d. Wetland
      e. Oceans
      f. Groundwater

Chapter 7: Water Learning Outcomes

By the end of this chapter, students will be able to:

  1. Draw multiple interacting water molecules and identify the atoms and bonds
  2. Explain how the molecular structure of the water molecule contributes to the unique properties of water.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of how much water is available on Earth and how it is distributed.
  4. Name the major water reservoirs in the water cycle and explain their roles
  5. Explain how human modifications of natural water systems can be both beneficial and destructive
  6. Explain the components of groundwater