All the special properties of water make this liquid not only different than any other liquids, but crucial to our health and life. But there are still more mysteries about water, yet to be discovered and it’s all related about the water structure.
Water has the Highest Surface Tension of all common liquids.
Latent heat capacity refers to the ability for a substance to lose or gain heat without any change to its chemical structure; it can change from liquid to gas, or from solid to liquid.
The reverse is also true:
Inside our bodies the hydroelectric energy helps maintaining us to a constant temperature level in cold climates.
In liquid form, water is able to dissolve more types of matter than any other liquid. This is absolutely essential for our own metabolic functions, and for all life on earth.
By dissolving the minerals from what we eat, water facilitates the process of electrolysis, which happens at the cellular level. This is essential to all the physiological functions of our body.
In nature water dissolves rocks, minerals or organic materials from the ground providing oxygen and nutrients to all living organisms.
Mineral water is believed to be beneficial for treating various internal and external ailments, and it was the main spa therapy used in traditional balneotherapeutic resorts.
Water is the only substance that is found in all three states (gas, liquid and solid) in the normal temperature range on the Earth’s surface.
When water breaks it releases negative ions of oxygen in the surrounding air, refreshing the atmosphere. That’s why water fountains and waterfalls are a bless for public areas, or home as water features.
The cohesive forces between molecules in the water are shared with all neighboring atoms – this leads to Buoyancy and Archimedes’ principle: objects immersed in water are lighter than usual.
Water becomes more dense as it cools, but only until it reaches 4° C (39.2° F). At this point water’s density begins to decrease, and continues to do so as it freezes. Ice will float on water for this reason.
We can certainly say that without all the properties of water, life would be very different – if not impossible – on Earth. But there are more things to discover about this liquid…
Water Memory is a controversial subject and Dr. Jacques Benveniste’s theory which was at the base of the Homeopathy, was not endorsed by the medical societies in the Western cultures. Recently, other scientists restarted to study water and its secrets from this point of view and here is a very interesting must to see documentary made by the Aerospace Institute in Stuttgart, Germany . I hope you will like it:
If memory is one of the properties of water, let’s see what Dr. Masaru Emoto’s Message from Water