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Water is a transparent and nearly colorless chemical substance that is the main constituent of a life-bearing planet's streams, lakes, and oceans, and the fluids of most living organisms.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Its chemical formula is H2O, meaning that its molecule contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms, that are connected by covalent bonds. Water strictly refers to the liquid state of that substance, that prevails at standard ambient temperature and pressure; but it often refers also to its solid state (ice) or its gaseous state (steam or water vapor). It also occurs in nature as snow, glaciers, ice packs and icebergs, clouds, fog, dew, aquifers, and atmospheric humidity.

Superionic Water[edit]

Superionic water is a phase of water which may exist under certain extreme conditions of pressure and temperature. Due to the properties of its crystalline structure, it may become a superionic conductor. Superionic water may be found within the mantles of certain ice giants (gas giants which are particularly cold, containing large amounts of ice and other volatiles); it is theoretically located deep within certain other gas giants, depending upon their geochemical composition.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The freezing and boiling points of water form the benchmarks for the Celsius Scale, an Imperial metric that measures temperature.

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