Material Detail

Water Structure and Behavior

Water Structure and Behavior

To quote the author, "Water seems, at first sight, to be a very simple molecule, consisting of just two hydrogen atoms attached to an oxygen atom. Indeed, there are very few molecules that are smaller or lighter. The size of the water molecule, however, belies the complexity of its actions and its unique capabilities and anomalous properties seem to fit ideally into the requirements for life as can no other molecule. A number of explanations of the complex behavior of liquid water have been published, many quite recently. In this site, I have attempted to present these ideas in a self-consistent manner, which I hope will encourage both its understanding and further work." The site contains a series of articles and graphics that illustrate the nature of water, and its role in inorganic and... Show More


More about this material


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.