Is water a particle or a wave?
H2O is in fact a molecule (read: particle).
Water can act as a medium for transmitting waves (for example throwing a rock in the water produces waves), but it isn't a wave itself. In fact all matter can act as a medium for transmitting waves(sound can travel through air and even solids and liquids).
does this not depend on which scale of reference you're referring to? At our human level water is a wave (or at least behaves as one) at the atomic level water is a particle (h20) and at the super subatomic level water once again can be said to be a wave because the super strings or energy oscillations that theoretically make up the atoms of that molecule are waving energy oscillations.
Anything below the molecular level is irrelevant to the question, because then you are no longer dealing with water itself, but its constituents.
yes but in regards to the thread starter's original question, the fact that he asked about particles/waves seems to imply that he MAY be interested in knowing what "water" is at its molecular level and below since it's pretty common knowledge that a molecule is not a 'wave' in and of itself but could perhaps be comprised of waves of oscillating energies at the far smaller level.
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