Water as a Reactant

The substances which are present at the starting of a chemical reaction are known as reactants. In the burning of natural gas, for example, methane (CH4) and oxygen (O2) are the reactants in the chemical reaction. Water as a reactant in hydrolysis: The simplest chemical reaction in which a water molecule is a reactant is … Read more

The importance of water in our life

A pale, transparent, unscented, tasteless liquid that is important in life is known as water. A water molecule has three atoms which include two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. You can remember this by H2O. All known forms of life need water. Humans drink water which has qualities compatible with the human body. Around … Read more

Modelling Using HEC-HMS for a Watershed

Streamflow is the major resource for management of watershed and hence estimation of rainfall runoff from the hydrological models are very useful nowadays as they provide better result without consuming more time. In the present case, rainfall runoff estimation was done for Hasan Watershed of Malaprabha River basin in Karnataka, India by using the HEC-HMS … Read more

Transpiration or the Loss of Water Vapor

Transpiration, or the loss of water vapor from the leaves and stems of plants, is a process that assists in evaporative cooling, gas exchange, and the absorption and distribution of minerals and water throughout the plant. The process is fundamental to photosynthesis because it supplies a plant with the water needed to synthesis glucose. Glucose … Read more

The Disadvantages of Consuming Bottled Water Compared To Tap Water

The article “Why Tap Water is Better Than Bottle Water” by Sovie Karlstron and Christine Dell’Amore, National Geographic’s Green Guides, discusses why the population should choose tap water over bottled water. According to the article, bottled water may actually be doing more harm than good. Dell’Amore and Karlstron bring awareness to the detriment brought to … Read more

The Colorado River

Colorado River, one of the largest rivers began its life as a tiny stream of water following cracks in the earth from melting of the richness of snow and ice from the Rocky Mountains. The Colorado River has slowly carved its vast course that spans 1,397.25 miles to date over the past 6 million years. … Read more

Water Balance in the Body

Fluid balance is maintained by insuring that the amount of water consumed via food and drink is equal to the amount of water excreted. One way our body keeps us putting in the effort to maintain water balance is through thirst and salt cravings. The kidneys are the most important factor in excretion of water, … Read more

About the Mpemba Effect

Hot water can in fact freeze faster than cold water for a wide range of experimental conditions. This phenomenon is extremely counterintuitive, and surprising even to most scientists, but it is in fact real. It has been seen and studied in numerous experiments. While this phenomenon has been known for centuries, and was described by … Read more

Evaluation of Bottled Water Vs Tap Water

The discussion tap water vs. bottled water has very strong opinionated sides. One side believes that tap water is the better choice and is better for the environment and health of the general populace, while the other side of the populace argues that bottled water is the better option. Both sides have an opinion and … Read more

Water Dams

Most dams are designed to accomplish a variety of functions, which include flood control, flat water recreation, hydropower electricity generation, and water supply. Although these seem like good reasons for the existence of dams, this type of constructions bring greater negative effects than good ones. The “environment effects of dams include loss of land and … Read more

Hard water

Water is a tasteless odorless vital element in which 90 percent of all organisms depend on to survive. It is one of the best-known ionizing agents and, is frequently called “the universal solvent”. Water combines with certain salts to form hydrates. It reacts with metal oxides to form acids and it also acts as a … Read more

Hydrothermal Vents – ecosystems below the sea

The hydrothermal vents are essentially geysers on the sea floor that support unusual chemical based ecosystems. Some scientists think that vents are the origin environments where life began on Earth billions of years ago. And the vents might also hold clues to life on other planets. This ecosystem may be one of the most ancient … Read more

The Hydrologic Cycle

The hydrologic cycle is a constant movement of water above, on, and below the earth’s surface. It is a cycle that replenishes ground water supplies. It begins as water vaporizes into the atmosphere from vegetation, soil, lakes, rivers, snowfields and oceans-a process called evapotranspiration. As the water vapor rises it condenses to form clouds that … Read more

The Chemistry Of Natural Water

The purpose of this experiment is to explore the hardness of the water on campus. Hard water has been a problem for hundreds of years. One of the earliest references to the hardness or softness of water is in Hippocrates discourse on water quality in Fifth century B. C. Hard water causes many problems in … Read more

Why is the sea salt

One theory states that the sea is salt because of the mid-Ocean rift. Fresh basalt flows up through the rift along with juvenile water; water that is made up of many of the components of sea water including chlorine, bromine, iodine, and many other molecules. Also some salts get into the ocean through volcanoes and … Read more

The Chemistry Of Natural Water

The purpose of this experiment is to explore the hardness of the water on campus. Hard water has been a problem for hundreds of years. One of the earliest references to the hardness or softness of water is in Hippocrates discourse on water quality in Fifth century B. C. Hard water causes many problems in … Read more

Water – The Most Important Substance In Our Evolution

Water is the most important substance in our evolution and our daily lives. Without water, life as we know it would not have been possible. This essay will examine the water molecule in order to ascertain how it brought about Earth’s thriving ecosystem and how important it is to us today. Each water molecule consists … Read more

What Is Acid Rain

Acid rain is a great problem in our world. It causes fish and plants to die in our waters. As well it causes harm to our own race as well, because we eat these fish, drink this water and eat these plants. It is a problem that we must all face together and try to … Read more

Desalinization – a water treatment process

Desalting refers to a water treatment process that removes salts from water. It is also called desalination or desalinization, but it means the same thing. Desalting can be done in a number of ways, but the result is always the same: fresh water is produced from brackish (somewhat salty) or seawater. Desalting technologies can be … Read more

Dammed Dams

The basic principle of a dammed dam is to prevent water from being passed. People have been continuing and to build and perfect these structures, not knowing the full intensity of their side effects. If one takes a weighing scale and put the benefits of the damns on one side and the side effects on … Read more