Understanding the chemical and physical properties of water helps us realize how important water is for our health and life
Chemical Properties Of Water
Structure Of The Water Molecule:
This is how the water molecule in its liquid state looks like, and it is the result of the electromagnetic energies created between the 2 atoms of hydrogen and 1 atom of oxygen:
H2O = H – O – H
The H2O molecule is electrically neutral, but the positive and negative charges are not distributed uniformly. This makes the extra atom of hydrogen always available to “stick” to another element in order to balance its energy –
The Hydrogen bond is the key of every chemical reaction in organic chemistry – actually the key of our physical existence – more about this further on the page
Because of the “restless” ion of hydrogen, water molecules have the ability to connect very easily – in an ongoing process – between themselves (water clusters) and with every other organic substance.
One of the main properties of water is its versatility: the water molecule is and acts like a dipole magnet. – in a permanent motion and a perpetual exchange of energies – It’s said that water is sticky, that’s why it’s called the universal solvent.
That’s why, water in nature is never pure, but it’s always in a combination with elements from the surrounding environment.
Here is an example of a such a chemical reaction taking place in our bodies:
“Hydrogen is the carrier of all electrons in all chemical reactions”
The balance between positive and negative ions within a substance is measured by pH = potential (of) Hydrogen (the logarithm of the reciprocal of hydrogen-ion concentration in gram atoms per liter; provides a measure on a scale from 0 to 14 of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution – where: 7.5 is neutral – above 7.5 is acidic – under 7.5 is alkaline)
It has been demonstrated that stress, lack of exercise, or poor dietary habits are acid forming conditions, consequently our body need the negative hydrogen ion to balance the body pH level …
Whenever the structure of the water molecule is affected (the pH balance is disturbed), the properties of water are consequently altered.
In this case, the chemical reactions within our body no longer happen in a normal way and our health can be seriously affected.
Under What Circumstances Can Changes In The Structure Of The Water Molecule Within Our Body Occur?
For instance, water’s electrochemical (acid/alkaline) balance can be disturbed by the exposure to electromagnetic fields like: cellular phones, microwave ovens, all kind of household electric appliances, or power lines – with bad consequences to our own health.
It’s very interesting to note that the properties of water can even be altered by very weak electric fields, such as those produced by emotions – and it is well known that feelings like fear, anger or sadness can affect our health – read more about this on the Message from water page…
Chemical Properties Of Water, Make This Fluid The Primary Energizer Of All Functions In The Body
It manufactures hydroelectric energy at the cell membranes all over the body, particularly in the neurotransmitter system.
Through its hydrolytic properties, it also and initially breaks down all elements to their primary constituents for absorption into the system for further use, for example, proteins to amino acids, starch to sugar, and fats to fatty acids.
In the process, water transfers its hydrolytic energy to these elements that the body can use. Water is also the adhesive that bonds cells membranes. Therefore, it plays an all-encompassing role in energy metabolism and the physiologic functions of the body
Physical Properties Of Water:
The very uncommon properties of water, unlike any other substance we know of, make it so critical for our health and life –
Properties Of Water: Water Has The Highest Surface Tension Of All Common Liquids
This water property also allows the process of capillarity, essential to our breathing – The difficulty of inspiration during the baby’s first breath is great because all the lungs alveoli must be inflated from a collapsed state.
What is photosynthesis?
All the food we eat and all the fossil fuel we use are a product of photosynthesis, which is the process that converts sunlight energy to chemical forms of energy, by the intermediary of water.
When plants absorb sunlight, they store negatively-charged Hydrogen ions through the process of photosynthesis. When you eat unprocessed plants, your body’s cells utilize the nutrients in those plants and, perhaps more importantly, the electrical charge of the Hydrogen ions in those plants.
This water property allows plants to absorb the diluted minerals from the ground, – which further by the photosynthesis process, will became our own source of minerals and vitamins.
Properties Of Water: Water Is The Universal Solvent
Water can dissolve more substances than any other liquid – that’s why it is essential not only for our basic metabolic functions, but also for life on earth: as the water circulates it dissolves rocks, minerals and all organic materials, providing the salts and oxygen to all living bodies.
– Just think about this before you use any harsh chemical, not environment friendly household products!
Properties Of Water: Versatility
Water is the only substance that is found as a gas, liquid, and solid in the normal temperature range found on the Earth’s surface
Because of this we have the hydrologic cycle which circulates water from the ocean to the atmosphere to the land and back to the ocean giving us a renewable supply of fresh water and air.
Properties Of Water: Buoyancy
The cohesive forces between molecules down into the water are shared with all neighboring atoms – this leads to Buoyancy and Archimedes’ principle – according to which objects immersed in water are lighter that normal.
Buoyancy makes it excellent for physical therapy and fitness because it enhances range of motion and eases pain of movement…
Properties Of Water: Water Has The Highest Heat Capacity Of All Common Liquids
Heat capacity is the ability to gain or lose heat without changing its chemical structure (it goes from solid to liquid or liquid to gas).
This water feature allows us the construction of heating and refrigerating systems for our homes
Properties Of Water: Water Has The Highest Latent Heat Capacity Of Any Common Substance
Latent heat capacity is determined by the amount of extra energy you have to put into a liquid to change its state from solid – liquid – gas. Ever notice how long it takes water to boil after it gets near the boiling point?
This water property makes it an effective coolant for the human body via evaporation of perspiration, extending the range of temperatures in which humans can exist.
Properties Of Water: Solid Water Is Less Dense Than Liquid Water
Water gets denser as it cools (like most things) but only down to 4° C (39.2° F) and then its density decreases as the temperature continues to go down and it freezes . That is why ice floats on water.
Imagine what would happen with the sea life without this water feature
Water is very special, and without all of its properties, life would be very different – if not impossible on Earth
“This liquid was once considered an anomalous substance indigenous to planet Earth, but science has recently discovered water everywhere: from the coldest depths of interstellar space to the nuclear infernos within stars.
This seems to validate ancient wisdom that maintained everything in creation is but an unique expression of this sacred liquid”