Water

Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Density Conversion

matter phasesWater, abbreviated as \(H_{2}O\) or WTR,  can exist in three of the four phases of matter: gas, liquid, or solid.  It is a odorless, tasteless and transparent liquid, composed of chemical compounds hydrogen and oxygen.  It is the most common compound on earth.

 

Water properties

  • The only chemical compound that occures naturally in all three phases: gas, liquid, or solid
  • The only inorganic liquid that occures naturally on the earth.
  • Different from most liquids in that it becomes less dense as it freezes.
  • Has the highest specific heat of any common substance.
  • Has a very high heat of vaporization.

 

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