Water (H20)

At What Temperature Does Water Freeze?

More Info: The freezing point of water is affected by the purity of the water and to a lesser degree atmospheric pressure. Will Additives In Water Change Its Freezing Point? Additives in water can lower its freezing point in a phenomenon known as freezing point depression. When you add a solute (for example, salt) to …

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How Does the Water Cycle Work?

For most young scholars, a visual depiction of the water cycle is one of the earliest – and most memorable – science lessons learned at school. Along with the ozone layer and its shielding of harmful ultraviolet rays, the constant replenishment of our water supply is a fundamentally critical component of life on Planet Earth. …

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How Does a Water Tower Work?

A water tower is a simple device, which is used to store water for use during high volume water intake periods (during the morning or early evening), pump failures, power outages, etc. High Towers, Pumps, and Peak Performance A water tower is built so high off the ground so that the water inside does not need …

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Does Iron React With Water?

There is a very convincing and pervasive answer to this question that can be found all over the world, especially in those areas with tropical climates, winter climates, or a proximity to lakes, rivers, streams, and oceans: rust. Rust is the direct result of the corrosion of iron or metal by oxygen and hydrogen, a …

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Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

The Mpemba Effect The concept of hot water freezing faster than cold water was reintroduced to modern science by a Tanzanian high school student named Erasto B. Mpemba in the year 1969. Erasto B. Mpemba narrates how he stumbled upon his discovery while making ice cream as a young boy in Tanzania. He says that …

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Different Types of Drinking Water

There are so many different types of drinking water it is hard to keep track. Spring water, distilled water, mineral water, purified water-with so many differing descriptions on bottled water, how do you know which is right for you?  What do they all mean?  Here’s a brief rundown of common bottled water terms and what …

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Can Water Be Magnetized?

More Info: Since it is the main transport system and solvent in your body, water is necessary for life. It carries fuel and nutrients into your cells and carries waste out. Your nervous system also uses water to transport electric charges, and your blood flows because of it. Differences in Water Molecule Groups This does …

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Is Carbonated Water Bad for You?

More Info: As with any food or drink, survey data can be found to corroborate both negative and positive side effects of consuming man-made carbonated water. For example, a survey conducted in 2005 revealed that respondents who drank carbonated water or soft drinks during the day were more likely to experience heartburn at night. However, …

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