Why is Water the Universal Solvent?


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What makes up a water molecule?

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1. A _____ is a liquid that other substances dissolve in.

2. What does it mean to be a polar molecule?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of water as an universal solvent with these assessments. Assessments items will focus on characteristics of the water molecule and other signification information from the lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Assessments will cover:

  • What it means to be a polar molecule
  • How a water molecule is held together
  • Components of a water molecule

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name of a type of liquid that other materials dissolve in
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on water as a solvent
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions regarding why oil does not dissolve in water

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Why is Water the Universal Solvent? will teach you about water's role as a solvent. Objectives covered include:

  • Know the properties of water
  • Understand what happens when a molecule is dropped into water
  • Review what causes materials to dissolve well