Subject: Biology (of water molecules?)

Robert Kenney (
Wed, 16 Dec 1998 16:59:22 -0500

At 17:25 12/12/98 -0500, you wrote:
>I am a student at Olmsted Falls (OH) High School and have a question. 
>Could you explain how the polarity of water molecules makes sweating an
>efficient way of cooling?
Actually, no.  That's a little far afield from the biology of marine mammals
(who don't sweat, by the way).  I probably could come up with a reasonable
answer if I spent an hour or two in the library reviewing the physical
chemistry of water, however I think that library time would be much more
profitable if it was spent by you instead of me.

Dr. Bob

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