a. Fill in the blanks in the following paragraph to correctly identify some unique properties of water. (1 point)
Water is important to living things because it remains in the _______________ state over a wide range of temperatures. Water in lakes and oceans does not experience large temperature changes because liquid water has a _______________ specific heat, so it must absorb or release a lot of energy as its temperature changes. The _______________ forces between water molecules cause water to form round droplets and cause water’s high _______________. Water is also an important _______________ because it can dissolve many different substances.
b. How does pressure change as the depth below the surface of a fluid increases? (1 point)
c. What is the mathematical equation for the total pressure below the surface of a fluid that has air above it? Identify each variable. (1 point)