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.

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Why Is Ice Slippery?

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

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Curiosity Staff
December 30, 2016