Water is a part of our everyday life. Life as we know it could
not exist without water and although it may seem to be a simple
substance made up of just one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms its
complexity lies in its size and properties.
Studies on the structure of water
Water is made unique by its
variety of anomalous properties. These properties change the behavior
of liquid water in a way no other liquid molecule can act. Water in its
frozen and gas form also acts differently when compared to other solid
and gaseous molecules.
- Water Anomalies - Phase diagram and
explanation of phase anomalies of water.
Hydrogen bonding occurs when a
hydrogen atom attaches to two atoms instead of just one. This can
happen when partially positive hydrogen atoms lie between partially
negative charged atoms of nitrogen and oxygen.
When a hydrogen atom splits from a water molecule it has a
positive charge that attracts to negative charged hydrogen and oxygen
atoms. When this happens water can end up having a higher concentration
of hydrogen ions than normal water making it ionized. When water has
this higher concentration of positive ions it is called acidic.
Alkaline water would be Ionized water with a higher count of
hydrogen-oxygen pairs. Some believe that ionized water is beneficial to
the body by helping to rid it of free radicals others believe its a
huge money making scam.
- Ionized and alkaline water- A
chemist tells why he believes claims of ionized water is worthless and
why no one should buy into expensive machines and ionization products.
Water Hydration Resources