Chemical Elements

Scientists Discovered A New State Of Water

Water is, well, kind of a big deal. Since it's just a simple oxygen bonded with two hydrogen atoms, you'd think scientists had pretty much discovered everything about this substance of life—WRONG. We're learning more about H2O every day. A December 2016 study shows us that ice doesn't even melt the way we think it does. Instead of melting all at one in a continuous process, it melts layer by layer. Learn more about water, including its two liquid states (yes, two!) in the following videos.

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Scientists Learn New Things About Water All The TIme

Ice doesn't even melt the way you think it does—BOOM.

Why Is Ice Slippery?

It has to do with the liquid form of H2O (not ice)!

Written by Curiosity Staff December 30, 2016

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