H...2...O...Did you know?
Water. Maji. ماء. Eau. Aqua. Agua. 水. Water is a simple word in most languages. Water is a simple chemical substance...H2O. But despite its simplicity, water is a substance with absolutely amazing physical and chemical properties.
Did you know... that water is one of only two of the more than 15 million identified pure chemical substances whose solid phase is less dense than the liquid phase?* Because of microscopic cavities present in its pure crystal structure, ice has a lower density than liquid water. This allows ice to float, preserving aquatic life under the surface of frozen lakes during the harsh Michigan winter... or during previous Ice Ages. This property also causes ice to melt when it is pressed, making... Read more
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