Why is it, in sciencey terms please.
Why is water incompressible? Watch
- Thread Starter
- 05-09-2016 09:52
- 05-09-2016 10:07
Water has relatively strong intermolecular bonds (water is polar, and the O-H bonds lead to strong H bonding), hence the intermolecular distance is small. So there's not much space between molecules and it resists compression.
Water is an unusual liquid in that its solid, ice, is less dense than the liquid, since he water molecules in ice form a specific lattice (from the molecules aligning the H bonds in adjacent molecules in a certain way), that means the molecules are more spread out than in the liquid.
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