According to the passage provided, why does water maintain its temperature better than many other substances?
The hydrogen bonds in water allow it to absorb and release heat energy more slowly than many other substances. Temperature is a measure of the motion (kinetic energy) of molecules. As the motion increases, energy is higher and thus temperature is higher. Water absorbs a great deal of energy before its temperature rises. Increased energy disrupts the hydrogen bonds between water molecules. Because these bonds can be created and disrupted rapidly, water absorbs an increase in energy and temperature changes only minimally. This means that water moderates temperature changes within organisms and in their environments. As energy input continues, the balance between hydrogen-bond formation and destruction swings toward the destruction side. More bonds are broken than are formed. This process results in the release of individual water molecules at the surface of the liquid (such as a body of water, the leaves of a plant, or the skin of an organism) in a process called evaporation. Evaporation of sweat, which is 90 percent water, allows for cooling of an organism, because breaking hydrogen bonds requires an input of energy and takes heat away from the body.
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Water’s hydrogen bonds allow it to absorb and release heat energy more slowly, thus maintaining its temperature.
The kinetic energy of the organisms living within water helps to maintain a steady temperature.
Because water has the ability to change form from liquid into solid or gas, it can better maintain its temperature than other substances that do not change form.
Water’s ability to evaporate into the air allows it to maintain its temperature with more regularity than other substances.
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