21 Facts About Water


Water is an inorganic, transparent, tasteless, odorless, and nearly colorless chemical substance, which is the main constituent of Earth's hydrosphere and the fluids of all known living organisms .

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Water is an excellent solvent for a wide variety of substances both mineral and organic; as such it is widely used in industrial processes, and in cooking and washing.

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Water is the only common substance to exist as a solid, liquid, and gas in normal terrestrial conditions.

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Water can remain in a liquid state at high temperatures in the deep ocean or underground.

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Water is a good polar solvent, that dissolves many salts and hydrophilic organic molecules such as sugars and simple alcohols such as ethanol.

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Water is a weak solution of hydronium hydroxide – there is an equilibrium O ? O +, in combination with solvation of the resulting hydronium ions.

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Water is present in the atmosphere in solid, liquid, and vapor states.

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Water is vital both as a solvent in which many of the body's solutes dissolve and as an essential part of many metabolic processes within the body.

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Water scarcity is caused by production of water intensive products.

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Water is excreted from the body in multiple forms; through urine and feces, through sweating, and by exhalation of water vapor in the breath.

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Water is widely used in chemical reactions as a solvent or reactant and less commonly as a solute or catalyst.

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Water vapor is used for some processes in the chemical industry.

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Water has a high heat of vaporization and is relatively inert, which makes it a good fire extinguishing fluid.

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Water flowing out of the lake is forced through turbines that turn generators.

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Water is used in many industrial processes and machines, such as the steam turbine and heat exchanger, in addition to its use as a chemical solvent.

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Water plays many critical roles within the field of food science.

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Water hardness is classified based on concentration of calcium carbonate the water contains.

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Water has been detected in interstellar clouds within the Milky Way.

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Water probably exists in abundance in other galaxies, too, because its components, hydrogen, and oxygen, are among the most abundant elements in the universe.

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Water governance is the set of formal and informal processes through which decisions related to water management are made.

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Water related conventions are United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and Ramsar Convention.

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