I have such a different appreciation for H2O after taking a college-level chemistry course.
H2O is actually the perfect example of something that comes in vastly different forms. In its gas state, it’s invisible water vapor. As a liquid, it’s one of the most vital substances for life on this planet. And as a solid, the H2O molecules form a crystal lattice that results in ice actually expanding in size rather than condensing.
None of this would be possible if it weren’t for oxygen’s high electronegativity and the fact that it is a polar molecule.
It’s actually pretty amazing for such a simple molecule. Without the small interactions between the hydrogen atoms in H2O, water’s high specific heat would be much lower and most of the water would evaporate from the planet and be lost to the universe.
I apologize for this VERY literal response. I couldn’t resist.
(Weekly Writing Challenge: Ice, Water, Steam)
If you plan to party outside, may you have an H2O-free evening… unless the H2O is combined with C2H5OH and other fun ingredients.
Hahahahaha thank you!!! HAPPY NEW YEAR! 😀
It really is an essential ingredient for life – Happy New Year
Happy New Year! 🙂
Consider reading Bruce Lipton’s “The Biology of Belief.” It may well reinforce and add to your amazement.
Sounds interesting! I’ll check it out – thanks!
Now I’m thirsty….. Happy New Year, Rocky! 😉
HAPPY ALMOST NEW YEAR!!! 😀 ONE MORE HOUR!
Looks so simple on paper! Happy New Year.
Isn’t it incredible? I’ll always be intrigued by the complex simplicity (how’s that for an oxymoron) of the world around us. Happy New Year!!! 😀