Anomalies of H20


by waterfall
Tags: anomalies
waterfall
waterfall is offline
#1
Feb7-12, 06:03 AM
P: 381
http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/water/anmlies.html

Why is there so much anomalies in water properties (as mentioned in the site above)? How many are really unsolved and would anyone here happen to know the answer to each puzzle?
Phys.Org News Partner Chemistry news on Phys.org
Mantis shrimp stronger than airplanes
MRI sensor that enables long-term monitoring of oxygen levels could aid cancer diagnosis, treatment
The anti-inflammatory factory
Borek
Borek is offline
#2
Feb7-12, 07:04 AM
Admin
Borek's Avatar
P: 22,703
There is nothing strange in fact that some small molecules of light elements behave differently than it would be logical if you look at trends determined for heavier molecules/elements. Effects that tend to be hidden by the more prominent effects present in large molecules become dominating in smaller molecules, hence the differences.
asym
asym is offline
#3
Feb17-12, 11:45 AM
P: 21
Anomalies are not unique to water. It seems the key factor is the tetrahedral coordination of molecules in the solvation shell. Other "tetrahedral" liquids are e.g. silica, silicon, and germanium.


Register to reply

Related Discussions
other credible anomalies General Discussion 6
orbit anomalies Astrophysics 4
D!=26 anomalies General Physics 12
D!=26 anomalies Beyond the Standard Model 5
redshift anomalies Astrophysics 5