OpenStudy (anonymous):

which property of water is the most important to plants living below the surface of water? a) cohesion b) oxygen solubility c) surface tension d) transparancy which property of water is the most important to plants living below the surface of water? a) cohesion b) oxygen solubility c) surface tension d) transparancy @Biology

OpenStudy (anonymous):

can somebody give a specific answer like a, b or c?

OpenStudy (thomaster):

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OpenStudy (thomaster):

@bigpd96 any idea?

OpenStudy (anonymous):

what should the water be so the plant can live underwater? I don't now maybe I understand the qustion wrong

OpenStudy (thomaster):

Yes, first you have to know what plants in general need to live. Why are they green?

OpenStudy (thomaster):

I could tell you the answer but you wouldn't understand why :P

OpenStudy (anonymous):

They are green because of the chlorophyll which absorbs red and blue light but reflects mainly green light. I think the answer is transperency, so the plant can still absorb the sunlight for photosynthesis?

OpenStudy (thomaster):

Exactly! when the water is not transparent, no light will reach the plant. Light is needed for photosynthesis. The plant needs photosynthesis to produce glucose which it needs to live.

OpenStudy (anonymous):

thank you :)

OpenStudy (thomaster):

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