Why is water so strange?

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Offline John Purslow

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Why is water so strange?
« on: 14/10/2009 16:30:02 »
John Purslow asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Why is water so strange?

It combines two of the most dangerous and reactive elements yet is stable - and essential for life. It's colourless, odourless and tasteless, when most substances aren't. Plus it's denser as a liquid than a solid!

Why? How? We must be told!

What do you think?

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Why is water so strange?
« Reply #1 on: 15/10/2009 10:59:47 »
I'd say Hydrogen bonds? and the very very VERY effective way they're used in water?

Though i'm no expert on the matter
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