Monday, January 24, 2005

Water properties - Chemical Properties

I am appending the acticle on Water, so that every one can refresh on the knowledge of Water.

Basically Water H2O is consist of 2 Hydrogen Atom & 1 Oxygen Atom.

That suppose to be the basic elements of the pure water.

Looking at today market place, marketiers' attempted to claim their water is pure water. But with the pollutions on the Air & in the ground, how could our water that we have today are pure??

Water's Chemical Properties

You probably know water's chemical description is H2O. That is one atom of oxygen bound to two atoms of hydrogen. The hydrogen atoms are "attached" to one side of the oxygen atom, resulting in a water molecule having a positive charge on the side where the hydrogen atoms are and a negative charge on the other side, where the oxygen atom is. Since opposite electrical charges attract, water molecules tend to attract each other, making water kind of "sticky." As the right-side diagram shows, the side with the hydrogen atoms (positive charge) attracts the oxygen side (negative charge) of a different water molecule. (If the water molecule here looks familiar, remember that everyone's favorite mouse is mostly water, too).

All these water molecules attracting each other mean they tend to clump together. This is why water drops are, in fact, drops! If it wasn't for some of Earth's forces, such as gravity, a drop of water would be ball shaped -- a perfect sphere. Even if it doesn't form a perfect sphere on Earth, we should be happy water is sticky.

Water is called the "universal solvent" because it dissolves more substances than any other liquid. This means that wherever water goes, either through the ground or through our bodies, it takes along valuable chemicals, minerals, and nutrients.

Pure water has a neutral pH of 7, which is neither acidic nor basic.

Water properties

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